Grape: Uva Rara
Dark cherry with some spice and perfect when chilled. These wines go down easy after a day of hard work. When you travel from the Piemonte region into Valle d’Aosta, you pass through the pre-alpine growing areas of Caluso and Carema. Unfortunately, as you drive along the road, you’ll also notice many abandoned terraces. Matteo’s given love to those abandoned terraces, and life to a small traditional farm. Matteo’s winemaking reflects the ethos of his organic farm; the wines have minimal intervention and use native yeasts. Sulfur levels are low and coming down each year as he gains confidence (and feeds the family).