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La Villana

Natural Wines with a story - la villana
La Villana - Bianco. Joy Kull half Swiss and half American was born and raised in Connecticut (USA) where her father owned a wine store. After some wandering, some studying and work as a sommelier, Joy chose adventure. She bought a ticket to Rome. The rest she would see. In Rome, she happened to come into contact with the wines of Le Coste.

She arranged an "internship" at Le Coste and learned from Gianmarco how to make natural wine.This is her basic 'bianco' from Procanico. More 'light orange'... Super fresh and energetic with as Joy says: a 'laser-like acidity'. A real 'natural juice' (10.5%) with some complexity from the volcanic soil of Lago di Bolsena.

She was looking for a piece of land and found an old vineyard in Gradoli on Lago di Bolsena Her husband is a shepherd, hence the cute labels with a sheep...Joy currently has 2.5 ha with mainly local grapes such as Procanico, Roscetto, Petino and Greghetto. This one is Procanico with some hints of Malvasia. Foot-stomped and direct pressed then fermented in stainless. The volcanic and ash driven soil of the region pushed forward the high acidity and energy of this almost sulphur free number. Decant and open for an hour to blow off the yeast, welcomes with apricots and citrus. Stunning. 😍 Rated a casual 4.3/5 on Vivino 😎