Paolo Bea is one of the world's driving forces in Natural wine. From his estate he makes some of Italy's most pure and fabulous wines. The Pagliaro vineyard is where Bea's older Sagrantino vines are tended. Farmed organically, bottled unfiltered with a minimum of SO2.
Paolo Bea is one of the world's driving forces in Natural wine. From his estate he makes some of Italy's most pure and fabulous wines. The Rosse de Veo is from Bea's younger Sagrantino vines, from high-elevation clay and limestone soil, farmed organically. Extended maceration (40-50 days), followed by four years of ageing before release, bottled unfiltered with a minimum of SO2.
Guillaume Gilles is convinced that Cornas is at its best when made in the most traditional way. He rarely de-stems, works his vineyards by hand, ages his wine in old demi-muids and bottles without fining or filtering. His wines are made using indigenous yeast. The vines for this cuvee are on the higher slopes of the Chaillot vineyard. There is a mixture of soil types and expositions. This wine is brawny, sometimes austere, profound and sauvage, the way Cornas should be.
Abbatuci's wines are certified biodynamic. On his large estate south of Ajaccio he keeps a pristine poly-culture ecosystem in place, complete with herds of sheep foraging through his vines, groves of olive trees on ancient terraces, and large swaths of untouched forests. Named for a leading military figure under Napoleon Bonaparte’s Premier Empire, and then became a prominent consul under Napoleon III. The grapes are crushed by foot and macerate for 15 days then the wine is aged in old demi-muids.