Joy Kull of La Villana in Lazio, Italy, is a Swiss-born American who grew up in Connecticut, and worked in the wine industry for a number of years before landing in Gradoli (in the lake region of Lazio) working as an intern with Le Coste. She started very small, making her first rogue vintage in 2015 and now makes 8 different wines and has several hectares planted to ancient red and white varietals on a gorgeous amphitheater overlooking the Bolsena lake. Along the way, she married a local shepherd. “La Villana” is a derogatory local slang that shepherds use for farmers, thus describing her playful home life quite well.
No sulfur added. Light and fresh, aromatic and captivating, with aromas of rose, apricot, peach, peach fuzz, Fuji apple, strawberry and pink grapefruit. The palate shows vibrant acidity and tropical fruit notes, with just a tiny hint of cracked white pepper and whisper of bitter orange.