Gentle, crowd-pleasing white with aromas of zesty lemon and herbs. The acidity from the Durella initially hits nice and high and provides some saline, preserved lemon zing. The Garganega mellows this nicely with its soft, peachy roundness and savoury nuttiness. The finish tingles on a good while too - a sweet-spot belter that has something to keep everyone happy.
Daniele is a mountain of a man and a leading light in the natural wine movement in Italy. He has 5 hectares of vines in the hamlet of Muni in the Alpone valley northeast of Verona. His vineyards are between 300 and 500 meters above sea level and feel more alpine than their altitude would suggest.
Daniele has taken it upon himself to champion the local grape Durella – close to becoming extinct and locally known as Rabbiosa meaning angry (on account of its typically raging acidity). He has, from the beginning, tried to make wine in the most natural way possible – lots of work (without chemicals in the vineyard) and minimal chemical intervention in the cellar. His wines are singular.