Corrado Dottori from La Distesa had a decidedly Mediterranean wine in mind when he conceived Nur. A wine with roots that go back a long way, without added sulphites.
The vineyards for this are located in San Michele, the Grand Cru of Cupramontana. The subsoil is based on maritime deposits. The soils are highly calcareous. The altitude and continuous ventilation ensure adequate basic acidity.
The "Nur" consists of Trebbiano (60%), Malavasia and Verdicchio. And a little Pecorino, which has also been planted sporadically in the Marche region since the 18th century.
Fermented in wooden barrels, the "Nur" remained in contact with the skins of its grapes for a good two weeks. It spent the next 12 months in wooden barrels and was then bottled unfiltered and unsulphurised.
The name is no coincidence. It refers to something that is reflected in the wine. Difficult to grasp and hard to express, but somehow still comprehensible. Nur is a wine that conveys warmth and sunlight and is on the trail of the truth of its territory. It is yellow-fruited, ethereal, restless and full of tension and carried by a lively acidity. It is just at the beginning of its development.
Vineyard: San Michele. Barren subsoil, characterised by clay, limestone and gypsum veins crossing it.
Harvest: by hand
Fermentation: spontaneous | wild yeasts, in used wooden barrels, two-week contact with the skins
Ageing: 12 months in used wooden barrels
SO₂: < 50 mg
Alcohol content: 13%
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking temperature: 12-14 °C
Perfect drinking maturity: from now - 2030
Content and price per litre: 0.75 l/(€34.87/l)
Maxime: All winegrowers listed with Vinonudo work with compost, organic fertilisers and natural preparations in their vineyards and refrain from using herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers.