Podere Veneri Vecchio – Bella Ciao Agostinella 2015
Podere Veneri Vecchio’s 2015 Bella Ciao Agostinella is made of 100% Agostinella, from vines planted on clayey, tuffaceous soil at 200 metres altitude. After a manual harvest, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and loaded into wooden vats, where they macerated with their skins for 3 days. Fermentation took place with indigenous yeasts, without additions or temperature control. After pressing, the wine was aged for 8 months on its lees in cherry and chestnut barrels. It was then bottled unfiltered and unfined, with no sulphites added, and matured a further 3 months.
Podere Veneri Vecchio’s 2015 Bella Ciao Agostinella has a golden-yellow color with an intense, funky nose, filled with aromas of wild flowers, candied citrus fruits, ginger and some smoky notes in the background. On the palate it’s light-bodied, crisp and slightly cider-like, with notes of orange peel, green apples, grapefruits and mineral touches of flint and limestone. Pairs perfectly with fish-based main dishes or mushroom-based pasta.
About Podere Veneri Vecchio
Located in the Campanian town of Castelvenere, Raffaele Annicchiarico runs Podere Veneri Vecchio. After working for years as a microbiologist at a multinational company, in 1999 he made his dream come true and bought a farmhouse surrounded by a few hectares of vineyards and acacia trees. He immediately banned chemical herbicides, pesticides and fungicides from his vineyards, instead relying on extracts prepared from nettle, horsetail, garlic and others plants found around his estate. The stunning natural wines he makes there reflect his unconditional love for the land from which they originate.