Alepa Fuori di Riccio, Paola Riccio
Paola Riccio is known as "Mrs Pallagrello" a grape that comes in both Nero and Bianco as it's the main variety found in her vineyards. The estate is based around her colonial house which holds many memories of her summer holidays growing up and where she could escape and be with nature, picking blackberries with her dog.
Located in the Campania hillsides, she has been producing wine since 1993 but her first official harvest was in 2003. Paola manages the vineyards herself through a range of sustainable/organic techniques and uses cover crops to increase biodiversity. Known for her flair and quirky methods all the wines in her portfolio see ingenious yeasts, spontaneous fermentation and extended age to create truly unique and one of a kind experiences.
Why the hedgehog on the label you ask. Because why not!
Producer Paola Riccio
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic uncertified. Grapes are hand-harvested and go through a long and slow fermentation on indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then blended using three different vintages 2015, 2016 and 2017. Finished with no added S02 or filtering.
Grapes Pallagrello Bianco
Region Campania, Italy
Tasting Notes A complex orange wine that shows bruised apple, racy acidity, lemon peel, citrus and honey. Its unique winemaking has resulted in some sherry-like aromas of mixed nuts, dried fruit, texture palate and golden hue.