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Denavolo Catavela 2022

Denavolo Catavela 2022

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extural with a nice tannic grip and persistence. A mixture of citrus and orchard fruits, alongside with a light herbaceous edge.

COUNTRY Emilia Romagna, Italy
APPELLATION Vino Bianco
VARIETY Malvasia Di Candia Aromatica, Ortrugo, Marsanne
STYLE Fresh & Juicy
ABV
10.5%
WINEMAKER Denavolo

ABOUT THE REGION
Located in northern Italy, Emilia-Romagna is a renowned region known for its rich culinary heritage and diverse wine production. Have you heard of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, balsamic vinegar or Lasagne all Bolognese? They all come from this region! Emilia is mostly flat, dominated by Italy's longest river - Fiume Po - and by Italy's largest flatland, called Pianura Padana, the most fertile agricultural region of the peninsula. With its fertile plains and favorable climate, Emilia-Romagna continues to be a significant contributor to Italy's wine culture and gastronomic reputation. In terms of wine production, it is best known for its sparkling Lambrusco.

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Organic, Biodynamic and Natural wine. What’s the difference?

To understand this concept and its various ramifications, it is necessary to keep something clear in mind: before the 20th century and the spreading of affordable synthetic fertilisers, all farming was organic. When the shift to the use of synthetics and pesticides happened, it became necessary to diversify traditional organic farming from the new modern farming. 


ORGANIC WINE

Simply put, organic farming forbids the use of synthetic fertilisers, synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified organisms. The basic requirements are generally specific and engage the farmers not to use any chemical fertilisers and other synthetic products in the vineyard. It does not prevent the vintner from using the conventional winemaking process after harvesting. 


BIODYNAMIC WINE

Let’s take organic farming one step further: Biodynamic. The creator of this agricultural system is the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, who developed the principles of biodynamics in a series of lectures given in 1924 in Germany. Here lies the foundation of true organic wines, with a strict limit in the use of additives, stringent requirements and at the end obtaining a biodynamic certification.


NATURAL WINE

The previous definitions are usually, and rightfully, associated with it, because most natural wine is also organic and/or biodynamic. But not vice versa!

Natural wine is wine in its purest form, simply described as nothing added, nothing taken away, just grapes fermented. No manipulation whatsoever, minimal intervention both in the vineyards and in the winery. Healthy grapes, natural yeast and natural fermentation, with no filtration nor fining. Sounds easy, right? However, making natural wine is unforgiving and it requires a bigger amount of work than conventional wine. To this day, natural wine has no certification yet.