A few weeks ago, we featured wines from one of Italy’s smallest and most obscure wine growing regions: Molise. This Friday, we continue our deep dive into these mountainous lands on the Adriatic coast with the wines of Azienda Agricola Vinica.
SPECIAL GUEST: the winemaker of Vinica, Rodolfo Gianserra (aka Dr. Tintilia!), will be here with us pouring his wines!!
VINICA was established in 2007 with the aim of developing a full project for organic farming and eco-sustainable development of a territory, where long time abandoned lands and vineyards with ancient documented vocation were suitable to produce excellent vegetables, fruit and wine.
The idea sparkled from the collaboration and natural ideals shared by three men: the owner Rodolfo Gianserra, the agronomist and winemaker Pierluigi Cocchini, and Giuseppe Tudino, the company’s administrator. In the vineyard Vinica adopts conservative and eco-sustainable cultivation techniques with particular reference to the green manure (sovescio in Italian) on the entire surface. Dry framing and no irrigation system also causes the roots to descend into the soil in search of nutrients and minerals. Above all … no chemistry at all, no pesticides, herbicides, etc. The estate doesn’t add yeasts outside those present in the grape skin and doesn’t control the temperatures, refusing any chemical agent during vinification, except for a minimum of sulfur. Vinica’s wines are also neither filtered nor clarified as both operations affect the vineyard’s pure expression.
Wine to be tasted:
Vinica Sauvignon Blanc $18.99
Vinica "Beat" Tintilla $19.99
Vinica Lame dei Sorbo Tintillia $19.99
Vinica Pinot Nero $20.00
Wines will be available for purchase during the tasting at a discounted tasting price.