Riva Arsiglia 2020 Menti


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Italy Veneto

Grape variety: Garganega

Menti, a family-run winery with a history dating back to the 19th century in the land of Gambellara. The wines are made with the utmost respect for nature and local traditions, with a clear, clean taste and a distinctly local minerality.

A field owned by the Menty family for generations. A few generations before them, a woman called Arcelia tended the fields. In the sunny slope (= Riva) field, you can see the city of Gambellara. It has a clear feel and a smooth acidity that makes it easy to drink, but it also has a umami flavor and a deep taste.

Stefano Menti is considered to be the centerpiece of the Italian wine world. With the appearance of this maker, the person who even thinks that "Italian natural wine world has changed its face". The stone farmhouse built in the 1600s is still used for wine making. The building itself still feels like it's breathing. Hawks, eagles, pheasants, and rabbits appear every day in the surrounding mountains and fields. Since 2010, we have adopted biodynamics and manage our own vineyards of 6 ha. It is Stefano's belief that all grapes are pressed in whole bunches, and he produces mainly 100% Garganega white wines, orange wines, and sparkling wines with no secondary fermentation or racking in the bottle. Refined natural wine full of individuality. With its enveloping texture, gentle and warm taste, and exceptionally clean finish, the wine sells out every year in Italy as soon as it is released.

Soil: volcanic soil Fermentation in stainless steel tanks or concrete tanks Aging in stainless steel tanks for 1 year