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Collecapretta ‘Malvasia dello Scarparo’ Umbria IGT 2018

The Mattioli family has lived in the tiny village of Collecapretta [hill of the goats] since the 1100’s. Located outside of Spoleto in southern Umbria, central Italy, the family has been cultivating grapes in the hills for generations. Vittorio Mattioli, his wife Anna and their daughter Annalisa farm the 8 hectare property; 4 hectares of indigenous old vines, 2 hectares of olive trees and 2 hectares of farro and ancient grains. The land provides all of the family’s and animal’s needs. All farming and cultivation is organic, low intervention and with some biodynamic methods. About 8 cuvees are produced, although with a total production of only 8000 bottles. Vines are 500+ meters in elevation, soils are a “mixture of calcium and iron rich clay with outcroppings of tufo and travertine limestone”.

Winemaking: Malvasia dello Scarparo comes from a vineyard that the shoemaker [Scarparo] of the village owned. The vineyard was completely abandoned and overgrown, the Mattioli family restored the vineyard and recovered the 70+ year old vines. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, 3 day skin maceration. Aged in stainless steel. No sulphur added, unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: Deep gold in colour with aromas of white flowers, caramel, apricot, nectarine, honey and straw. Yellow apple, lime, chamomile, honey, nectarine and an herbaceous vein are glossed with citrus acidity and light green tea tannins. Peach, apricot, pink grapefruit, earthy minerality and a hint of pineapple linger on the silky finish. Engaging, sunny and sumptuous.

1398 bottles produced

100% Malvasia Bianca
Umbria IGT
Italy
Estate Bottled by Soc. Agricola Collecapretta SS
12% Alcohol
$46

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