Andrea Occhipinti, 'Alter Alea' Bianco 2019
An intriguing, savoury natty white from the volcanic soils of Lazio. Deserves a meal!
Andrea Occhipinti works in the famous Gradoli sub-region surrounding Lake Gradoli. The same area as Le Coste. He started this project in 2004, and acquired 6ha of vineyard on volcanic soils with great exposure. The farming is according to organic principles, eschewing chemical fertilisers and sprays. Vinification is in a mixture of Amphora and stainless steel and winemaking is hands off, with minimal sulphur usage.
Wine: Andrea Occhipinti Alter Alea Bianco
Producer: Andrea Occhipinti
Region/Country: Gradoli, Italy
Production Method: Blanc de Noir from Aleatico. Sustainable farming and natural winemaking.
Style: Light blush colour. Spicy, herbal and saline with mineral drive and lovely floral character.
Pairing Suggestion: Vegetarian dishes, pizza, Alpine cheeses