Fly Fishing

 

Nothing much to do with wine, but Fly Fishing is a grapecircus passion. #justsaying

 

The Catch
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The Patience

Menti

Stefano Menti runs this small estate of 7.5 hectares on the volcanic hills of Gambellara. . Spontaneous fermentation and long lees ageing results in complex and deeply mineral wines

roncaie

Garganega Frizzante 'Roncaie'

A lovely, summery, aperitif-style sparkler from Stefano Menti. Crisp and crunchy green apples on the nose, opening into scents of acacia. Superbly gluggable!

An unfiltered pet-nat, with secondary fermentation occurring in bottle and the remaining lees left behind. Store upright to allow the sediment to fall to the bottom.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Vino Bianco Frizzante
VINTAGE: 2018
STYLE: sparkling
GRAPE: garganega
FARMING: biodynamic
FERMENTATION: concrete
MATURATION: bottle
FILTRATION: unfiltered
VEGAN: yes
ALCOHOL: 10%
CASE SIZE: 12

rivaarsiglia

Garganega 'Riva Arsiglia'

100% garganega from biodynamic vineyards on volcanic soil. Fermentation is in stainless steel or concrete using only native yeasts. The wine rests in tank, on the lees, for one year before bottling without filtration.

A complex, peach- and apple-scented wine with hints of almond, complemented by crunchy minerality and a distinct savoury quality from extended lees ageing.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Vino Bianco
VINTAGE: 2016
STYLE: white
GRAPE: garganega
FARMING: biodynamic
FERMENTATION: concrete, stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: unfiltered
VEGAN: yes
ALCOHOL: 12.5%
CASE SIZE: 12

menti

Stefano Menti runs this small estate of 7.5 hectares on the volcanic hills of Gambellara, farmed biodynamically since 2010. In 2012, Stefano decided to leave the DOC and declassify his wines, as he felt the regulations left no space for small producers like him who wanted to find their own expression of garganega. Spontaneous fermentation and long lees ageing results in complex and deeply mineral wines.