Origin: Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
USNW Classification: Aromatized Wine
Varietal & Type: 100$ Muller Thurgau
The Vermouth Bianco is wine-based and is 100% Muller Thurgau, which is then infused with sweet and bitter orange, wormwood, sow thistle, rhubarb, chamomile, mint, and other alpine herbs at a local craft distillery in Trento.
The distilling happens at a local, small-scale distillery in Trento, just down the road from Furlani. Matteo provides the wine base and pomace for the infusion to take place and it is blended and aged for at least 2 months before bottling each batch.
About the Winemaker & Farm
The Furlani Wine Cellar is young and dynamic, a successful combination of tradition and avant-garde. Production remains totally handicraft and within it all the delicate stages of winemaking take place. The farm has an extension of several hectares of vineyard, plots reaching to 720 meters altitude, some on the slopes of Vigolana and other on the hills above the city of Trento; from those lands and their grapes we obtain natural, simple, refined and strong personality wines. Grapes cultivated and vinified with passion, always respecting nature, environment and animals.
The method used for Sur Lie is something in between Pet Nats, Ancestral Method, Champagne Method. The harvest August and September. Hand-harvested in small boxes. After destemming, takes place maceration on the peels ,then racking and soft squeeze of the bunches. The first fermentation is in steel tank. No filter, no added yeast and no chemical products. The second fermentation in bottle (in February or March). No added sugar.
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is 18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!