Made from Malvasia, Ortrugo, and Trebbiano
A show-Stoppa (hehe, get it?). Ok, calm down - it wasn't that funny. Anyway, this is pretty bold for an Italian orange wine. As some of you might have noticed by now, a lot of our Italian orange wines are citrusy and bright. This has been aged in barrels a bit, so it's got rounded edges and is a bit finer - with notes of apricot, honey, and herbal tea. A serious sipper, for more serious drinking sessions. Best accompanied with hearty seafood, light company, and Giorgio Moroder.
About the Producer
La Stoppa is a long-established estate, founded over a century ago. Situated in the
Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy, its vineyards stretch along the Trebbiola Valley, not far from the Trebbia river in the province of Piacenza.
The estate extends over 58 hectares, of which 30 are planted to vines, and the remaining 28 are left to nature. The naturally low yields, due to the average age of the vines, and the intrinsic quality of the grapes make it possible to obtain very characterized wines, born in the vineyard and transformed in the cellar through a minimalist approach.
The care of the vineyard is carried out by letting the plant grow autonomously, without fertilization or weed killers, only sulfur and copper treatments. The cultivation process is all done by hand -- pruning, tying, removing non-fruit-bearing buds, and harvest - to ensure that greater attention is given to the quality of the grape selection.