Filippo Gamba reliably produces top-class wines. His two interpretations of the Terreni Bianchi - from white, i.e. chalky soil - on the western foothills of the Colli Euganei are excellent examples of this. The white version is taut, straightforward and profound and the same can be said of the formidable red version, in which Merlot makes up one part of the cuvée and old indigenous varieties - Turchetta, Recantina, Corbinona, Pattaresca - the other. Filippo introduced the latter around 10 years ago with the aim of revitalising varieties that were once native to the Colli Euganei but have now virtually disappeared.
Terreni Bianchi Rosso is vinified according to the principles of the natural wine organisation vinnatur, of which Alla Costiera has been a member for many years. In a nutshell, this means that the destemmed grapes are fermented spontaneously and are neither fined nor filtered. Ageing takes place in vitrified cement vats and lasts 14 months.
In sensory terms, this results in aromas reminiscent of ripe red fruit, undergrowth and earth, followed by a fine spiciness. Thanks to the limestone-dominated soils, everything appears clear and contoured, subtle and elegant. The overall impression is inviting, delicate but profound, the finish is powerful, juicy and vertical.
Grape variety: Half Merlot & the other half old autochthonous varieties
Kalancean western slope in the Colli Euganei
reading: By hand
Fermentation: spontaneous | Wild yeast, three -week maceration
expansion: 14 months in cement
Alcohol content: 12.5% vol.
Closure: Natural corks
Drinking temperature: 10-12 ° C
Perfect drinking maturity: From now on - 2032
Content and price per liter:0.75 l/(€ 23.25/l)
All winemakers listed at Vinonudo work in their vineyards with compost, organic fertilizer and natural preparations and do without the use of herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilizers.