Estate: In the hills of Guigila, south of Modena, in the Emilia-Romagna region, Romano Mattioli carries on his father’s organic and low intervention winemaking traditions. At about 500 meters in the Apennines, the high elevation, small estate is known for their sparkling metodo ancestrale and col fondo wines. Terra Quilia translates to ‘land of Guiglia’ and is the ancient name of Guigila.
Winemaking: The estate is certified organic. “White vinification after cold maceration on the lees”, spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, bottled before the end of fermentation [metodo ancestrale or pét-nat], with the wine finished in the bottled on the lees [col fondo] for at least 15 months. Unfined, unfiltered, minimal sulphur.
Tasting Notes: Foggy light gold in colour, with aromas of lemon, lime, toasted barley and wildflowers. Lemon, trace of marzipan, slate minerality and bright acidity are framed by light consistent fizz. Pink grapefruit and a nutty streak gloss the fizzy finish. Agile, airy, refreshing and wonderfully gluggable.
Blend of Grechetto Gentile [Pignoleto] and Trebbiano Romagnolo
Bianco dell’ Emilia IGP
Estate Bottled by Terra Quilia