Natural Lambrusco – Flavio Restani Agrikoi – Mixed Case 6 bottles – Flavio has always believed in natural methods and cites producers like Camillo Donati and Vanni Nizzoli as inspirations. The vines are certified organic and Flavio has also gone further in his vines. He purchased the surrounding land planted with other crops to avoid contamination by farmers who use pesticides. He tells me natural farming is still only a tiny part of the agriculture in his region. Flavio is a firm believer that the way to produce great wine is to find balance in the vineyard. When the vine has balance, the wine is always good’ he says.
In the cellar, he does very little. Natural ferments, no finings, no filtration and almost never any sulphites are used. (He says the wines never really need them.) Agrikoi natural Lambrusco is the most drinkable and perfectly expressed Lambrusco Seco we have ever tasted. The rest of the wines are also delicious, complex, a little funky and very gastronomic. Chi Mera, a dry white, frizzante is a much more characterful alternative to a Prosecco, the Visio is a super Rose wines made mainly from Lambrusco di Sorbara and Illusione is a serious sparkler with great ageing potential.
Please note, chill bottle well, open gently over sink, have a glass ready…natural yeast is lively! We wouldn’t want you to waste any.
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