Sette, Barbera d’Asti, Nizza Monferatto, Italy 2019
Sette means “seven” – it’s a story of 3 friends, who wanted make wines in their local area of Nizza Monferrato in Veneto – wines that are spontaneous, natural and a joy to drink. Their unconventional approach means that the wines fall outside of local wine regulations so the grape varieties aren’t written on the label, nor where they come from.
These wines are expressive, youthful and full of energy – made from organic grapes, with spontaneous fermentation on indigenous yeasts and designed for drinking young, with friends or simple food, these are what summer’s all about.
“A Barbera d’Asti produced in the heart of the Nizza DOCG area, because we felt the exceptionally chalk-rich soil here was suitable for this wine, and because we liked the idea of offering our own interpretation of it. We were looking for a Barbera able to embody the full, rich elegance typical of the area. We took a look back, and a long, submerged-cap vinification seemed like a good idea. Spontaneous fermentation, daily tasting and devatting after 44 days of maceration for this 2017 vintage. The wine was then left in steel vats until bottling in June”- from their website