Marche Bianco Gli Eremi La Distesa 2021 Magnum
The grapes come from a single vineyard located in the district of San Michele, in the municipality of Cupramontana. It is an exceptional territory for the cultivation of the vine: a natural basin protects it from the coldest winds and exposure to midday raises its daytime temperatures. The soil is clayey, sub-alkaline, strongly calcareous.
The vineyard, about thirty years old, is conducted according to the guyot system. A few buds are left to obtain a yield per hectare of about 50 quintals (about 35 Hl). The cultivation according to a rigid biological method guarantees the maximum expression of the terroir, exalting the minerality and the sapidity of the wine. The wine comes from a selection of only Verdicchio grapes harvested in boxes in three successive steps.
Fermentation and refining take place in oak barrels of average size (550, 750, 1000 lt.) For about a year. The soft pressing enhances the primary scents of hay, sage, mint that evolve towards hints of white peach, mandarin, apricot and finally hazelnut. The permanence in contact with noble yeasts for a year makes the wine soft, full and persistent. The alcoholic strength is balanced by a good acidity which guarantees freshness and cleanliness.
It is a wine that evolves very well in the bottle, reaching its peak three or four years after the harvest. It should be served fresh, better if after a short oxygenation. It can be combined with a wide range of dishes: pasta, risotto, fish, especially if tasty, white meats and medium-aged cheeses.
La Distesa comes from the desire to produce wines that respect the territory and the vines. Wines that are not approved to the dominant international taste that requires a built ease and a pleasantness. "To be winemakers for us means first of all telling the territory, with its thousand complexities, and following the seasons, with their always different evolutions. This is why we have chosen a method of organic cultivation, so as to express without distortion what the earth brings with it, naturally. Being winemakers means then directly following the whole production process, from the land to the consumer. For years we have been working in the vineyards trying to safeguard and let biodiversity be expressed as much as possible, sowing favino, vetch, pea, alfalfa and letting the spontaneous essences prosper. We do not fertilize, we treat only with sulfur and small doses of copper.
Once or twice a year we spray the biodynamic preparation 500 (cornoletame). The low yields per vine, the careful selection of the grapes during harvesting - performed manually, in small crates - the spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, the low levels of sulfur dioxide, the careful refinements are fundamental parts of our work."
In the winery located in the sunny district of San Michele di Cupramontana, the city of Verdicchio, the grapes are vinified to obtain a limited production of bottles for high catering, wine bars, wine shop.