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Posca Bianca, Orsi San Vito NV
Federico Orsi’s biodynamic farm is in a beautiful part of the Colli Bolognesi, just outside Bologna. These hills were known locally for producing great wines for many years, before the local grapes and this humble appellation fell out of favour with drinkers, leading to many leaving their farms to seek jobs in the city. Since purchasing the land and converting it to biodynamics, Federico has been on a mission to put the region back on the map and over the past few years we’ve watched the wines go from strength to strength. Diversity is embraced fully, the vegetables grown here are now served at several of Emilia’s great restaurants and you’ll also find a small group of the local Mora Romagnola pigs roaming the farm. From these, Federico makes some of the most delicious Mortadella you are ever likely to eat.
This non-vintage wine is drawn from a big old concrete vat which contains a blend of Pignoletto, Alionza, Albana and Malvasia from different vineyards of various ages, from every vintage back to 2010. The wines are made in different ways, in a variety of vessels. The majority of the blend is made up of wine from the most recent vintage and the vat is constantly being topped up with young wine to prevent oxidation. This is a great trattoria wine that while easy to drink, is anything but simple. While the younger wines are all fruit and flowers, there’s a salty, nutty backbone to this which makes for a wine of real intrigue.
Producer Orsi San Vito
Origin Colli Bolognesi, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Grapes Pignoletto, Alionza, Albana, Malvasia
Vintage Various vintages blended, perpetual reserve
Alcohol 12.5% ABV
Style Medium body natural white
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvested, fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel. Unfiltred and unfined. Minimal added sulphites.
Notes Natural, Organic, Biodynamic