Estate: The Pradarolo farm is located in the Parma hills, in the commune of Varano de’ Melegari, in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. Husband and wife team Alberto and Claudia Carretti passionately craft wines using ancient techniques, low intervention and organic methods [certified organic since 2006]. The vineyards, wine cellar and home are on the left bank of the river Ceno, where it forms a of natural amphitheatre, 250 and 500 meters above sea level. Only 5 hectares of the estate’s 60 are vineyards.
Winemaking: Soil is clay-like, subalkaline with 12% active limestone. A long maceration of 210 days, with native yeasts in stainless steel and concrete containers. No added sulphur, unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Amber gold in colour, very aromatic, with mandarin orange, apricot, nectarine, ginger, jasmine, hay and spice. Citrus acidity glosses apricot, nectarine, lemon, mandarin orange, chamomile and thyme. Green tea tannins merge with a bitter streak that frames lemon, orange blossom, ginger and saline minerality on the clean finish.
100% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica