The ‘Diogene’ Dolcetto, funky at first, then clearing to reveal blueberry fruit. Youthful, with firm tannins and quite grippy, but fine balance between fruit ripeness and palate-weight. Fresh and juicy style with a long, lipsmacking finish.
SOCIETÀ COOP AGRICOLA VALLI UNITE, Costa Vescovato
Certified organic by ICEA
The co-operative was born over thirty years ago, at a time when most young people left the land to seek work in the large cities of northern Italy. It was started by three young men from local farming families who were deeply attached to their land and traditional practices, who had a belief in organic farming and biodiversity as the way of the future and were committed to a way of life and farming that would be sustainable over the long term. The coop that they started now numbers four families and 25 people, each bringing their own strengths and talents: from vinegrowing and wine-making; to cheesemaking; to animal husbandry and butchery; to a hospitality and a restaurant and shop selling their own produce.
What never cease to impress with Valli Unite wines, is the vibrancy and sense of place that each offering has not to mention sheer, joyous drinkability.