Keep it natural, baby.
Tart black berries and fresh red plums. Rooibos tea spice. Cool-fruited and saline with rippin’ acidity.
FUSO21 and AllaSpina are projects to search for and bottle (and keg) the best of Italy’s groovy daily drinkers – the wines you’d find in a memorable local trattoria or wine bar.
Italians have a long DIY tradition of bringing a big ol’ glass jug damigiana to fill up at their favorite local producer. They offer daily-drinkers that are from interesting growers rather than from tank farms. FUSO21 wines are a buck or two more than the industrial stuff, but they believe in quality and in economic sustainability for the grower and the land. They also believe that there are lots of folks who will pay a smidgeon more for a daily drinker with some character, e.g. Barbera from Walter Massa. They’ve extended the concept of FUSO21 to their new project, AllaSpina, certified-organic wine in 20 liter kegs.
Keeping true to vini quotidiani, they choose deliciousness over complexity and polish. These are wines to drink by themselves, or to sip away with some olives as an aperitivo while cooking. Of course, they are happy on your dinner table too. What you don’t drink (white or red), throw in the fridge and bring out the next night.
All of the FUSO21 wines are made from native grape varieties that the locals drink (no Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, etc). They are vinified in concrete or stainless steel tanks so as not to mask the flavors, and are either lightly filtered or unfiltered, with low SO2. All the AllaSpina kegs are from certified organic producers.
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
Friday & Saturday
Closed Sunday & Monday