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MENAT Menate Zero 2020

$33.99

zero-zero
no added sulfur
biodynamic
organic

Country: Italy

Region: Calabria

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Gaglioppo

After years dedicated to the importation of Georgian artisanal wines and the selection of coffee and other products in Latin America, Nicola moved to Mexico, where a longtime friend, Michele, visited him and proposed that they reorganize Michele's grandfather's winery and vineyards, located in San Nicola dell'Alto, in the Ionian part of Calabria. The two began to work to create a real ‘marani’ (Georgian-style cellar) in the country, and the MENAT project was born, with the first vintage 2018.

Nicola and Michele of MENAT maintain a strict philosophy about their project, how the wines are made, where they distributed and how they are written about. The philosophy of winemaking learned in Georgia and the decision to follow biodynamic farming are the basis for the project. Menat currently produces four wines, characterized by  freshness and drinkability. They use no additives, including sulfur, maintain a fully biodynamic practice, and use imported Georgian Kvevri.

Organic/biodynamic farming. 100% Gaglioppo from three different vineyards. Produced from mostly destemmed grapes that are macerated for 5-20 days in stainless steel followed by aging Georgian Qvevri. Zero added sulfur. 

This is an intense cherry-colored wine. Juicy and vinous fruit, with notes of framboise, dried cherry and figs, with hints of saltiness.