Iuli 'La Rina' Vino Rosso 2021
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We’re zooming into the northern part of Piedmont, in the Monferrato hills, then further into the small town of Montaldo di Cerrina, to find the home of Fabrizio Iuli and his family.
The Iuli’s connection to Montaldo began in the 1920s when Fabrizio’s grandfather Gioacchino made a move back to his home town from a factory job in Lombardia to play clarinet in a marching band, and decided to stay and settle with his wife Ernestina. 10 years later they planted the first vines in the property and the rest is history.
Today, Fabrizio is the only winegrower in the town. His first commercial vintage was 1998, with his Barbera called “Rossore”, and since then he’s focused a lot of energy into showcasing the less celebrated grapes found only in these parts of Italy, like the nearly extinct Baratuciat and Slarina, along with Barbera, Nebbiolo and Grignolino. At the winery, he favors the use of old wood casks and cement tanks for fermentations, and aims to capture each variety's character with high-toned freshness and purity.
La Rina is 100% Slarina, an old Piemontese variety that Fabrizio is trying to rescue from extinction. It's red with bright energy and a bit of a wild streak.