IL PICNIC is a tribute to our favourite activity. A collection of fresh, easygoing wines to be enjoyed outside in the sunshine. They display a lightness and brightness that gets us every time.
Mostly Trebbiano with a touch of Verdeca in the mix, this was pressed directly to vats for a short rest. A wine of real energy, it offers an almost literal translation of the karst terrain of Gioia and is all citrus, wildflowers, sea salt and chalky minerals. A formidable aperitif, this screams for some crudo di mare in the sunshine.
Glu Glu 2022
A charming, easygoing maceration that this year is composed entirely of Greco. The grapes were macerated on the skins for five days, before being pressed off to vats for a short rest. A striking shade of amber in the glass, it draws you in with ripe stone fruits and fistfuls of spice, whilst the palate offers neat, tea-like tannins and a wonderful line of acid. A wine that makes so much sense alongside the classic recipes from Campania’s hills.
ALEX DELLA VECCHIA
Grinton Pinot Grigio 2021
Pinot Grigio from old vines planted over alluvial soils in San Donà di Piave. The grapes were destemmed and the wine fermented on the skins for a month, before being pressed off to old casks and concrete vats until the following spring. A gorgeous, deep shade of purple, its tannins provide just the right amount of flesh and grip to frame a riot of citrus, quince and spice.
Le Zu de Fruit 2021
Bearing all the hallmarks of this cold, wet vintage, this is as pretty a Grolleau as you’ll find. From forty year old vines planted over sandy loam, the grapes fermented as whole bunches for a fortnight, before being pressed off to rest for nine months in fibreglass vats. Light and bright, playful and perfumed, this piles on the charm with vibrant notes of red berries, blood orange, earth and spice. A wine we’ll be reaching for time and time again this spring.