Feudo di Santa Tresa - 2017, 2017/18
Soft and supple with rich depth, and a lingering smooth black cherry fruit finish.
‘Insieme’ means ‘together’ in Italian and signifies the help Santa Tresa received from the Stellar winery in South Africa, which is a leading organic and fair trade estate, also specialising in ‘No Sulphur Added’ (NSA) wines.
To produce an NSA wine requires incredible attention to detail, using hand selected optimally ripe grapes that are carefully handled and brought to the winery for processing as quickly as possible. Maximum cleanliness in the winery is crucial in order to reduce any possible unwanted microbiological growth, and oxygen must be excluded at all costs whilst the wine is being stored.
A tiny amount of sulphur (less than 10 parts per million) is present and only there as it’s formed naturally, as part of the fermentation process itself. An increasing number of people see avoiding additives as a stepping stone towards health improvement, and it’s gratifying to know one can enjoy outstanding quality wines at the same time!