2020 Progetto Sete Freaky11144
WINEMAKER: Emiliano Giorgi, Arcangelo Galuppi & Martina D’Alessio
VARIETAL: Ciliegiolo, Bonamico, Sangiovese, Ottonese, Malvasia Puntinata & Moscato Bianco
REGION: Lazio, IT
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An hour south of Rome, within the last dregs of the capital’s sprawl, lies the town of Priverno. In 2013 three locals, Emiliano Giorgi, Arcangelo Galuppi and Martina D’alessio set about saving the commune’s vineyards, abandoned in times of economic downturn. With minimal equipment but a strong ethos the trio have championed native grapes, uncompromisingly producing wine that tells the story of the Amaseno river valley. The vineyards are exemplars of biodiversity - mature fig and olive trees serve as row posts for the vines and wildflowers colour in between. Everything is done by hand with no additives in the vineyard or the winery.