For the third edition of Veni Vini Risi – three great wines are always an achievement we chose three wines that are very different from each other, but are united by the product’s quality and the care the vintners dedicate to the vine and the wine.
Let’s start with fizz: Franciacorta Brut Enrico Gatti, of Chardonnay grapes only, from an old vineyard dated 1984. Dried fruits and citrus on the nose, bringing to the mouth the acidity and savour of the best Franciacorta wines.
We will continue with a red: Montepulciano 2013 by Torre dei Beati, organic certified since 2000. To Torre dei Beati, from Loreto Apruino, natural is the basis of everything: “impossible to disjoint the concept of quality of a wine from its genuineness”. Their Montepulciano comes from clay-rich and calcareous terrains that contribute to give spicy fragrance, the maturation in Slavonian oak barrels generates a solid structure and guarantees a long ageing.
We will close with Jakot by Franco Terpin, perhaps the most bound to the concept of natural among the three vintners. The vineyards in Collio, at the border with Slovenia, are only encircled by woodlands, far from any form of pollution. Manual harvesting, spontaneous fermentation, rest on rinds for a few days and 18 months in oak barrel create a complex wine, demanding but intriguing, with traces of acacia honey and dried apricots.
As always, each wine will be coupled with a rice recipe not to be missed, and as always, the rice is by gliAironi.