The Masini brothers are usually one step ahead of their time. For example, they were among the first to allow their white grapes to come into contact with the skins for a few days and to refrain from adding sulphites to all their wines.
Decades of experience have not only made them pioneers and important contacts in an increasingly lively and experimental wine scene in Emilia, but year after year they also demonstrate the enormous potential of a region that is still far too often equated with sweet supermarket Lambrusco.
The Notte die Luna is a cuvée of Moscato Giallo, Spergola and Malvasia di Candia Aromatica. The latter two are extremely exciting indigenous varieties from Emilia, to which single-varietal vinifications are also dedicated. The Notte di Luna is fermented on the skins for 5 days and then matured for 12 months in large wooden barrels.
Copper-coloured. Yellow and orange stone fruit flavours open the nose, followed and complemented by balsamic and earthy notes. Things get really exciting on the palate, where Malvasia and Moscato display all their power and intensity, yet are tied into a tight and structuring corset by the vital acidity of the Spergola. The texture is velvety, dense and juicy. Has enormous potential. Even more fun in large glasses than in classic white wine glasses.
Grape variety: Moscato giallo, Malvasia, Spergola
Vineyard: predominantly clay-loam soils, almost exclusively manual labour
Harvest: by hand
Fermentation: spontaneous | wild yeasts, 5 days on the skins
Ageing: 12 months in large wooden barrels
Alcohol content: 11% vol.
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking temperature: 11-13 °C
Perfect drinking maturity: from now - 2030
Content and price per litre: 0.75 l/(€34.87/l)
All the winegrowers listed on Vinonudo work with compost, organic fertilisers and natural preparations in their vineyards and do not use herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilisers.