La Vecchia Posta

Piedmont | Colli Tortonesi | Avolasca

The vines of La Vecchia Posta sit high in the Colli Tortonesi amid the gentle foothills of the Ligurian Apennines. Here Roberto Semino cultivates 3.5 hectares of vineyard dedicated to native grapes of the Piedmont, where the Tortoniano soils are ideally matched. Roberto was among the first to farm organically in Italy starting in the 1980s. Spontaneous ferments, few to no added sulphites, allow for the pure expression of the high hills and their proximity to forest, mountain, and sea.

La Vecchia Posta 2019 "Il Selvaggio" Timorasso Colli Tortonesi DOC

“Il Selvaggio,” or “the wild one,” comes from timorasso vines deliberately scattered throughout Roberto’s property. “The vine is a spirit that wanders between meadows and acacias, between rows and uncultivated, gathering in the wind all the aromas of these high lands. Every time we planted a vineyard, we put inside some rows of timorasso to see how it grows in different kinds of soil.” The wine is pressed and fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel. The wine is then aged in stainless tank on the lees with light battonage. After 9 months the wine is bottled with very little sulfur.

  • 2019
  • Timorasso
  • DOC
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Provincia di Alessandria
  • Certified Organic by ICEA
  • Shell limestone
  • 9 months stainless steel
  • Stainless steel
  • < 1.0
  • 750 ml

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