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Sparkling orange wine from an organic producer in Emilia. A blend of white varieties consisting of 60% Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, 20% Trebbiano, 15% Ortrugo, 3% Sauvignon, and 2% Marsanne. The grapes are co-harvested and fermented together on the skins for 11-15 days in concrete tanks. Finishes fermentation in the bottle, in a true pet-nat style, and left undisgorged and unfiltered.
From the mouth of the distributor (Bowler):
"Croci is a small estate in the westernmost winegrowing sub-zone of Emilia-Romagna, the Colli Piacentini, just south of the city for which those hills are named (Piacenza) and on the eastern border of the Lombardy region. Massimiliano Croci is the current generation of vignaiolo running what started as his grandfather’s property in 1935. His focus is the traditional wine of the area: white and red sparkling wines re-fermented in the bottle. Currently 8.5 of the total of 16 hectares are planted to vines—Barbera and Croatina for reds, Malvasia, Ortrugo and few others in small amounts for whites. The rest of the acreage support Croci’s dairy cows and the feed grain, hay and pasture for the animals."