Keep it natural, baby.
Made from 100% Vermentinu from the limestone soils mentioned below, it is fermented naturally in stainless steel before being racked into cement vats. One of the vats went through malolactic fermentation, the other didn’t, and the tanks were blended after 5 months for bottling. Very low SO2.
Family vineyards of 14ha situated at the heart of the AOC PATRIMONIO. We are 5th generation wine growers and work in the tradition and respect for terroir, using traditional grapes variety as Niellucciu and Vermentinu. Clos Marfisi’s vineyards rise up from the Mediterranean with southern and western exposures on steep slopes that are practically white with large chunks of broken up limestone. Seriously impressive. Equally impressive is the fact that they never gave into outside pressure and the entirety of the estate is planted to local varieties, so you won’t find any Grenache here. Their father is still very active in the vineyards, and is the main reason that this estate has never been touched by pesticides or herbicides, which were shunned for one reason or another by previous generations of vignerons on the island. This commitment to organics continues and the estate will be certified Bio by the 2018 vintage. Vestiges of the old guard remain in the cellar as well where native yeasts have always been used for fermentations, and sulfur levels are kept to a minimum.
Katie and Denny
Your friendly neighborhood wine shop, focused on small production, organic and biodynamic, natural wines. Connect with us on Instagram for suggestions on your next bottle and to follow along in our downtown Lafayette wine journey.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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