La Villana - Bianco Uovo
Joy Kull tends the vines of her Azienda Agricola, La Villana, on the slopes of the crater lake Lago di Bolsena north of Rome. The authochthonous grapes Joy grows are nurtured by the volcanic soils of the crater at moderate altitude and enjoy ideal sun exposure and dry winds.
A blend of two cement eggs: One made from the old-vine Procanico macerated for just over a week and one younger Procanico with only four days of maceration. The blend is a perfect union: separately the old-vine Procanico could have had more time in cement and the younger Procanico was very juvenile. Together the wine is ready to drink but can also benefit from some time in the bottle. This year confirmed my belief that cement is the perfect vessel for Procanico. 11.5% alcohol.