Davide Spillare L1 Frizzante Bianco Veneto 2016

A all together natural pet-nat sparkling wine from Garganega and Durella grown on volcanic soils.

Details

Details

L1 is the medical term for the vertebrae that Davide Spillare herniated one day in a tractor incident. It gave rise to this wine and its name, a sparkling Garganega with a shot of Durella, produced with the methode ancestral or fermenting slightly sweet must in the bottle. Of course natural doesn't start in the cellar when it comes to Davide Spillare: he skips any technological intervention and manipulation all together. Even his weeds are plucked by hand, another back breaking task that he and his family seem to embrace in the name of a no-tech natural approach to winemaking.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biodynamic
Winemaker Davide Spillare
Producer Davide Spillare
Alcohol 12.50
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.20
Acidity (g/l) 5.80
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Drink young but will last for 3-5 years
Grape Variety 95% - Garganega
5% - Durella
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Veneto

Region

Veneto


Veneto is a region in the north of Italy, capital city Venice, where excellent red table wines abound, typically blended from the local varieties Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara. Names like Bardolino and Valpolicella refer to the communes in the neighborhood of Lake Garda where the wines are produced.

The region is substantially protected from the harsh northern European weather by the Alps, whose foothills form Veneto's northern border. These cooler microclimates are well-suited to white varieties like Garganega, the main grape grown for Soave, while the warmer Adriatic coastal plains and river valleys produce the renowned Valpolicella, Amarone and Bardolino DOC reds.

One specialty of this region is a heady wine known as Amarone. These are made from the same grapes as Valpolicella, dried in the sun on racks to where they become raisins. Fnished dry, the wines possess great depth and presence on the palate. There is a related specialty, Recioto Amabile della Valpolicella, where the wine is finished with residual sugar, and another, sort of a halfway step between Valpolicella and Amarone known as Ripasso, where the Valpolicella is ennobled to a certain degree by means of being run through the lees of the Amarone pressing.

Veneto's growers are among the most modern in Italy. While most of the 'classic' wines from this area are based on native grape varieties like Glera (formerly known as Prosecco) and Verduzzo, high demand for Veneto wines in the European and US markets has tempted the region's producers into experimentation with Cabernets, Chardonnay and Pinot varieties, among others. One of Italy's leading wine schools, Conegliano, is based here and the nation's most important wine fair, Vinitaly, is held each spring in Verona.

Veneto is the 8th largest region of Italy in land mass, and a population of 4,371,000 ranks it 6th in that regard. It has over 90,000 hectares of vineyards, of which 35,400 being acclaimed DOC. Annual production totals 8,500,000 hectolitres, 1,700,000 or 21% of which is DOC, making it the biggest DOC producer in Italy. White wine accounts for 55% of the DOC production in Veneto.

Subregion

Gambellara


SKU: 2908
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