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Brine d'Aprile Emilia Rosso 2019

Brine d'Aprile Emilia Rosso 2019

Ca' de Noci

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  • Place: Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • Grapes: Malbo Gentile.
  • Farming: Certified organic.
  • Winemaking: About 15 day maceration on the skins, aged 12 months in large acacia barrels.
  • Style: Dry, red wine, medium body.

Producer Profile

Ca' de Noci is a natural wine producer located in the Quattro Castella region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. The winery was founded in 1993 by the brothers Giovanni and Alberto Masini, who are passionate about making wines that reflect the unique terroir of their region.

Ca' de Noci's vineyards are located on the slopes of the Apennines mountains, where they cultivate a variety of indigenous grape varieties, including Lambrusco, Spergola, and Malbo Gentile. The vines are grown organically and biodynamically, and the wines are made using natural methods, with no added sulfites or other chemicals.

The wines are unfined and unfiltered, and they express the unique character of their terroir.

Wine Region

The history of winemaking in Sardinia dates back over 3,000 years, with the Phoenicians being the first to introduce viticulture to the island. Over the centuries, various civilizations, including the Carthaginians, Romans, and Spanish, have left their mark on Sardinian winemaking, each bringing their own techniques and grape varieties. The island's isolation, combined with its rich history, has resulted in a unique wine culture that is distinct from the rest of Italy. Ancient practices have been preserved, and many Sardinian wines are made using traditional methods that have been passed down through generations.

Sardinia, the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, boasts a diverse geography that plays a pivotal role in its winemaking. The island is characterized by its rugged mountains, rolling hills, and a coastline that stretches over 1,800 kilometers. The varied topography, combined with the Mediterranean climate, provides an array of microclimates suitable for viticulture. The coastal areas, with their mild winters and warm summers, are ideal for producing lighter, aromatic wines, while the mountainous regions, with their cooler temperatures, are perfect for cultivating grapes that produce fuller-bodied wines.

Terroir, a French term that encompasses the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, is a crucial factor in Sardinian winemaking. The island's terroir is influenced by its granite and schist soils, which are well-draining and mineral-rich. These soils impart a distinct minerality to the wines, giving them a unique character. Additionally, the constant sea breezes, combined with the saline-rich air, add a subtle salinity to the wines, enhancing their complexity. The combination of soil, climate, and topography ensures that Sardinian wines are a true reflection of the island's unique terroir.

Sardinia is home to a plethora of indigenous grape varieties, many of which are not found anywhere else in the world. Some of the most notable include:

Cannonau: Believed to be a relative of the Grenache grape, Cannonau is the most widely planted grape in Sardinia. It produces robust red wines with flavors of ripe red fruits, herbs, and spices.

Vermentino: A white grape variety, Vermentino is known for its aromatic wines with notes of citrus, green apple, and almond. It thrives in the coastal regions of the island.

Carignano: Often grown in the sandy soils of the Sulcis region, Carignano produces deeply colored red wines with flavors of dark fruits, tobacco, and leather.

Sardinian cuisine, with its emphasis on fresh seafood, hearty meats, and rustic pastas, pairs beautifully with the island's wines. Some classic pairings include:

Cannonau with roasted lamb or "porceddu" (spit-roasted suckling pig), a traditional Sardinian dish.

Vermentino with seafood dishes like "fregola con arselle" (a type of pasta with clams) or grilled fish.

Carignano with aged cheeses or hearty meat stews.

Sardinia has one of the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world, and many believe that the regular consumption of Cannonau wine, rich in antioxidants, plays a role in the islanders' longevity.

The island is home to some of the oldest grapevines in the world, with some vines estimated to be over 100 years old.

Sardinian wines have gained international acclaim in recent years, with many top wine critics lauding their unique character and depth.

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Are all your wines natural?

All our wines are made from organic or biodynamic grapes using a low intervention approach in the cellar.

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