Iuli "Ta Da! "Vino Rosso 2021
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Direct Press Selection | October 2022
Fabrizio Iuli has lived in the chalky white clay soils of Monferrato his whole life and is one of the best in the region at showcasing the mineral freshness and finesse that is possible from his native hills, where no synthetic chemical treatments have ever been used. This is despite the ridicule that he and his father were subjected to for not following the ways of modern viticulture. the surrounding forest has given the vines further isolation and protection from agrochemical overspray. These days, Fabrizio's organic vines are getting more respect than ever, and his wines continue to adjust in style as climate changes the game.
His 'Ta Da,' (a phrase Fabrizio uses often) shows off his ability to adjust and make wines in a style that is uncommon in the area. It is a field blend of Pinot Noir, Grignolino, the near-extinct Slarina, and the obscure white grape Baratuciat. It's a perfect example of his goal, as he says, to make "wines that are easy to drink, not banal, possibly elegant, fresh, dynamic and crisp." Fruity and light, perfect with a chill, it is a nice departure from the robust, tannic wines that are found everywhere in Piedmont. A happy, chuggable wine that will work just as well with spicy Indian food as it will with pasta aglio e olio. Jonathan Kemp