Keep it natural, baby.
A Barbera that is rich yet elegant, where the contribution of wood is very discreet and a small percentage of Nebbiolo adds finesse to the impetuous nature of this grape variety. Intense and vinous with notes of rose petals, peony and gardenia, veering towards red fruits, pepper and bay leaves. It enters the mouth firm and warm and finishes sapid with notes of cherry.
In San Fereolo, the work in the vineyard prevails. Cultivating the vine is a job that requires a profound moral com- mitment. There is no room for lies and every error brings with it consequences that you will inevitably have to face soon or later, so you must be full of care, love and honesty. It is also a job that makes you understand nature, how we depend on it and how much can we dare to guide it without being arrogant. Just a little experience and obser- vation is enough to understand that if you don't listen to nature and respect it, you are working against yourself and against what you are trying to achieve. Every plant, every vine is like an individual that expresses itself in a chorus, whether that be a hill, a denomination, or even the space in which the earth is positioned. Therefore, for a producer that feels the vines and the ground in a deep relationship with their surroundings, and sees life in its evolutionary potential, the biodynamic approach is inevitably the one that corresponds best. Thus wine is addressed not as a product to manipulate, but as something alive and engaged in a metamorphosis that should be understood, followed closely with attention and accompanied along the path to express the potential that is already present in the harvested grapes, exactly as the grape is a metamorphosis of a greater process. If wine is accepted as a process, without imposing a style of wine making, then it will create a style that is intrinsic to the process, springing from the unity of the ele- ments that form the process: life, earth, light, water, air, worlds infinitely great and infinitely small and finally also, in the end, the winemaker capable of listening to these things and serving them.
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
Mon, Wed, Thurs
Friday & Saturday
Closed Sunday & Tuesday