Keep it natural, baby.
Fatto Coi Piedi, which means “made with feet” features the stunning Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, a grape variety found only near Piacenza and a few other areas close by. It is a thick-skinned, very aromatic grape, which turns out to be perfect for a skin-contact wine.
Varieties: 35% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, 35% Ortrugo, 25% Trebbiano, 5% mixed indigenous varieties
Age of Vines: 50 years on average
Winemaking: Grapes are hand-picked in small crates, selected, then crushed, and fermented using only indigenous yeast. Maceration takes 21 – 30 days with frequent punch-downs. Aged in fiberglass tank until bottling in spring. No fining, filtration, or sulfites added (total SO2 under 10ppm).
Personality: a sunny, outspoken orange wine with an intense aroma of flowers and grapes. Delicate tannins, nice salinity. Lovely with saffron risotto, carbonara, or other non-tomato-based pasta dishes; also cured or raw fish, or Asian cuisine (curry chicken, spicy stir-fries, laksa soup…)
“Filarole” means “a couple of rows, a small vineyard” in the local Piacenza dialect – a very fitting name for this small-scale family project.
This self-taught husband & wife team has chosen to work with old vines only, saved after years of neglect, and complanted, as was the traditional custom in the area.
The wines are made from traditional local grapes: Malvasia Aromatica di Candia and Ortruga for the skin-contact white, Barbera and Bonarda for the red.
Barbara’s background is in theater and online communication and Paolo used to be an engineer; together, they left their city lives to pursue the dream of rural life and clean wine.
Katie and Denny
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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