Panda, 2020, Abruzzo
Grapes: Moscato Rosa, Montepulciano
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Region, Country: Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy
Soil: Clay, limestone
Harvest: Biodynamic, by hand
Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation in cement, on indigenous yeasts with one night of skin contact
Elevage: In amphora
Winemaker: Davide Gentile & Marco Giuliani
Almost are rare as the panda on the label, with only 3000 bottles of Panda were produced. In your face aromatics, peachy rosé coloured in the glass, and oh-so-seasonally appropriate.
From the winemakers:
"We are Davide and Marco. We’ve been friends since 3 years old, and although we took different roads at times, we found each other again during college. Since then, we began our journey into the world of wine.
Our wines are made simply by spontaneously fermented grapes. We don’t add anything else, no clarifying agents or filtration. Residual lees and grape skins are indicators of a genuine and natural process, necessary to keep the wines alive.
We’re in a process of constant research, taking inspiration from many winemakers that we’ve met on our journey and with whom we continue to have a dialog about how to cultive, ferment, conserve and age wines. They are a source through which we synthesize our experience, which is in constant evolution."