ORSI SAN VITO
Posta Bianca NV
This non-vintage wine is drawn from a big old concrete vat which contains a blend of Pignoletto, Alionza, Albana and Malvasia from different vineyards of various ages, from every vintage back to 2010. The wines are made in different ways, in a variety of vessels. The majority of the blend is made up of wine from the most recent vintage and the vat is constantly being topped up with young wine to prevent oxidation. This is a great trattoria wine that while easy to drink, is anything but simple. While the younger wines are all fruit and flowers, there’s a salty, nutty backbone to this which makes for a wine of real intrigue.
Pignoletto, Malvasia, Albana
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Federico Orsi’s biodynamic farm is in a beautiful part of the Colli Bolognesi, just outside Bologna. These hills were known locally for producing great wines for many years, before the local grapes and this humble appellation fell out of favour with drinkers, leading to many leaving their farms to seek jobs in the city.
Since purchasing the land and converting it to biodynamics, Federico has been on a mission to put the region back on the map and over the past few years we’ve watched the wines go from strength to strength. Diversity is embraced fully, the vegetables grown here are now served at several of Emilia’s great restaurants and you’ll also find a small group of the local Mora Romagnola pigs roaming the farm. From these, Federico makes some of the most delicious Mortadella you are ever likely to eat.
In the cantina, Federico is always experimenting, fermenting and ageing in all sorts of vessels in countless ways. The end goal is the same, to make wines which are honest, delicious and representative of the territory. In short, the kind of wines you’ll want to drink each and everyday.