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Biancospino Fonterenza 2016 (Orange Wine)

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One Line Description Biancospino Fonterenza, orange wine, natural wine, low sulphur wine. Spicy, rich, savoury.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Italy Italian
Region Tuscany, Italy
Producer Fonterenza
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Orange Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Trebbiano
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Terroir Clay and limestone
Total Sulphur Level Below 50 mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 5 - 8 years
Production Detail Long maceration on the skins, wild fermentation, very little sulphur added.
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Funky Aromas


Biancospino Fonterenza, orange wine, natural wine, low sulphur wine. It is an orange wine made from Trebbiano. It has a deep orangey marmade colour from several weeks with the skins and the aromas are intense and vibrant. This is an orange wine more to the extreme end of the style, very savoury, spicy and rich with intense ginger and spices, mature confit fruit and a long length, the bottle will do a table fo 4 people very well indeed.

Fonterenza was founded by two twin sisters Margherita and Francesca Padovani in 1999. They started their life long dream with just 1.5 hectares which has now grown to 4.2 hectares so the production is still tiny. But small is beautiful and these two sisters make truly beautiful wines. Their lovely natural vineyard site lies on clay-limestone soils 420 metres above sea level with a South exposition and all the work is done according to biodynamic principles. In good years they use no sulphur at all and the wines often have that lovely vibrancy and life of wine that is unveiled from sulphur. The Brunellos are sublime, rich nectars with minerality and depth.

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