Iuli Umberta - 750 Milliliters
Iuli is in the far north of Monferrato, Piemonte, in the town of Montaldo di Cerrina. This tiny town of 92 people counts only one winemaker to their number, town native Fabrizio Iuli. Fabrizio cultivates his vineyards with his wife Summer and their two small boys. Their vineyards are in the lower Monferrato around the villages of Cerrina Monferrato, Odalengo, Sala Monferrato and Quarti di Pontestura and are mostly planted to old-vine Barbera in interesting micro-climates that share the same white calcareous clay soils that make these wines so distinctive. Only native yeasts are used, no fining or filtering and as little sulfur added as possible. The vineyards are certified organic, as this somewhat forgotten area of Piemonte has never ‘modernized’ and used chemicals in the vineyard.