Going Natural: An Interview with Francesco Maule

We recently did an interview with Francesco Maule of La Biancara di Angiolino Maule about his family’s estate, their wine-making practices and their involvement in the natural wine movement in Italy. Sedimentary: Your family has been farming naturally since the...

Confounded by Col Fondo: An Interview with Riccardo Zanotto

Riccardo Zanotto is part of a small group of young Prosecco vintners who are making Prosecco the traditional way.  We recently sat down with Riccardo to talk to him about ‘Col Fondo’, what it is, and why he decided to start selling Col Fondo prosecco...

Prosecco Col Fondo is Cool!

A young group of winemakers in Prosecco have returned to their roots and are making bottle fermented, lees aged Prosecco in the traditional way. The wines are called ‘col fundo’ because they are aged on the lees and the sediment is left in the bottle....

A Rant – Naturally!

What is Natural Wine? There have been countless blog posts and even books on the subject and none of them seem to arrive at much of a consensus. And frankly, it doen”t matter. Defining ”natural” wine is pretty much irrelevant to the issue of what...