La Stoppa Ageno
A complicated and nuanced orange wine for fans of distinctive skin contact options. The grapes get a month on their skins, with only native yeasts, which develop a lovely tannic structure to hold up the fruit and floral notes. The bouquet is rich with stone fruit, pears, spices and tea. Half the blend is aged in steel, half in oak, so the juicy, peachy notes shine through despite the dry finish.
La Stoppa is an ancient wine estate in Val Trebbiola, not far from the River Trebbia, in the province of Piacenza. It's now run by Elena Pantaleoni using biodynamic practices, who took the reigns a couple of decades after her family purchased the land in the 1970s. Many old vines (all traditionally Bordeaux varieties planted by the previous owner) have been replaced with local types such as Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, Barbera and Bonarda. Her commitment to natural production, minimal work in the cellar, and showcasing the excellent terroir yield wines of character, freshness, and style.
Is La Stoppa Ageno wine organic?
Yes, La Stoppa Ageno wine is produced using organic farming practices. No synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides are used in the vineyard.
Is La Stoppa Ageno wine biodynamic?
Yes, La Stoppa Ageno wine is made using biodynamic principles. Biodynamic farming takes organic practices further by incorporating holistic methods that consider the vineyard as an interconnected ecosystem. It focuses on enhancing soil health, biodiversity, and lunar cycles in vineyard management.
Is La Stoppa Ageno wine vegan?
Yes, La Stoppa Ageno wine is vegan. It does not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products in its production process.
Is La Stoppa Ageno wine considered natural?
Yes, La Stoppa Ageno wine is often categorized as a natural wine. Natural wines are made with minimal intervention, emphasizing organic or biodynamic farming, native yeast fermentation, and little to no additives. The goal is to express the authentic characteristics of the grapes and the terroir.
How does La Stoppa Ageno wine taste?
La Stoppa Ageno wine offers a unique flavour profile. It is typically made from a blend of grape varieties, such as Barbera and Bonarda. The wine often exhibits ripe dark fruit flavours, earthy notes, and vibrant acidity. The specific taste can vary between vintages and the winemaking techniques employed.
Who is the producer of La Stoppa Ageno wine?
La Stoppa, an Italian winery in the Emilia-Romagna region, produces La Stoppa Ageno wine. The winery is known for its commitment to organic and biodynamic practices and for producing wines that showcase the region's terroir and traditional grape varieties.
Origin: Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Grape variety: Malvasia, Ortrugo, Trebbiano
Food pairing: Stinky cheese, Lean fish, Cured Meat
Bottle Size: 75cl
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