A rustic and integral expression of Cortese, decisive and full of taste. An intense and mature aroma and a hint of apricot and peach on the sip. For Leuto, the grapes are de-stemmed and placed in concrete tanks, where they remain for about three weeks in contact with the skins and during which part of the spontaneous fermentation takes place, all without temperature control. Depending on the need, 3-4 pumpovers or manual punching down are carried out per day. After racking, the aging takes place in oak barrels for about eight months and then another two in the bottle. Without clarification, filtration and addition of sulfur, in Leuto the fifty-year-old vines tell us the story.
* Macerated Wine - Orange Wine
Variety: Cortese 100%
In Nizza Monferrato, in the heart of the Asti hills, Tenuta Foresta was born in 2016. The company finds its home in a semi-abandoned farmhouse where the vines had managed to escape the specter of intensive agriculture. An amusement park for Francesco, a Venetian in love with Barbera, and Pauline: Tenuta Foresta is housed in an ecosystem of woods, ponds and vineyards where the ideal conditions are created to close the circle of their vision of viticulture, which is synergistic and holistic. Inspired by Fukuoka's theories, they practice a tiring circular agriculture that they themselves call intuitive. The rule is to support natural balances, already intrinsically perfect, making use of the science and technology of common sense, and always maintaining an experimental approach. The same happens in the cellar: effort and innovation are always addressed in a mechanical key, never synthetic, in order not to frustrate everything that has been asked for and received from the earth during the year.