Natalino Del Prete | Salento Susumaniello
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or biodynamically grown hand-picked grapes which are vinified with little or no intervention. Winemakers often rely on indigenous yeast to catalyse natural fermentation, avoiding the use of any chemicals, additives or sulphites.
The result is wine which is alive, energetic, vibrant and unexpected – a welcomed contrast to the industrial practices of the wine industry.
Name of Estate/Domaine:
Azienda Agricola Natalino del Prete
Natalino's Primitivo is just enchanting – not a word that you would normally associated with this southern beast of a grape variety. Whilst no shrinking violet it does have aromas of violets as well as flavours of black cherries, plums, oriental spice and liquorice and the natural drinkability that we associate with Natalino’s wines.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
Italy - Puglia
Clay and rocky pebbles.
Vines are 30 to 60 years old, no fertilizers, minimal ploughing, no irrigation and no chemicals
- The grapes macerate 4-5 days in concrete then the wine finishes its alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. The wine is then racked back to concrete for aging until bottling.
- No filtration.
- No fining
- No Sulphur
Spaghetti Puttanesca, Seafood Jambalaya, Short Ribs or hard cheeses like Edam or Smoked Gouda.