Locals have lined up for generations for this traditional field blend fizzy metodo tradizionale that’s cheekily called ‘Sampagnino’ [ sham-pah-KNEE-know] in a mock-pronunciation of Champagne. La Signora Bulli says she drinks it in a gulp! Mineral, herbal, and floral aromatics. No added SO2; limestone rich soils. Practicing organic. Limestone and alkali soils give direct and honest wines, with a rustic minerality and saltiness. As Italians say of an honest farmer wine: Semplice ma non banale. Simple but not boring.
There’s a long tradition of making frizzante metodo ancestrale; in this area, and Bulli has been doing it for five generations, since the late 1800’s. Don’t get the idea that this is a family with a castle. The Bulli family is humble, easygoing, happy to serve locals everyday from their repurposed horse stall, where all the sparkling in the bottle fermentation happens. La Signora Bulli is especially proud of the medallion coins the family has won for its wines in the late 1800’s. They are a testament of it being a serious winery from the beginning. Her son, Leonardo Bulli, is especially proud of the fact that they never used SO2, in fact, senza solfiti aggiunti is written on their original vintage-kitsch style labels since the 1950’s. There’s no faux-retro going on here.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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