Masseria Perugini

Bifaro 2019

From the back label: “The fruit sourced comes from a vineyard planted in 1998 on limestone soil with MALVASIA (80%) and MANTONICO (20%) varieties, both with an ancient background in northern Calabria. The hilly vineyard sits at 450 meters above sea level between the Ionian sea and the Tyrrhenian sea at the foot of Mount Pollino. The vineyards’ practices are carried out respecting the almighty nature, preferring the manual management and avoiding any use of pesticides and herbicides. We use our beloved sheep in order to take care of the excess of grass and the only treatments in the vineyard are based on sulfur and copper in very low quantities. In the cellar, we avoid any unnecessary manipulations and all our wines are fermented only with the indigenous yeast. The grapes are hand harvested in small bins of 20 kg during mid October. 60 days of skin contact followed by a soft pressing. Fermentation takes place in cement tanks where the wine, after the racking, continues to age for 5 months on the fine lees. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, this artisanal wine can throw some sediments. No added sulfites. 12% AbV. Total production: 2.500 bottles per year”.