Wine of the week - L'Archetipo, Fiano, Salento, Puglia, Italy

Wine of the week - L'Archetipo, Fiano, Salento, Puglia, Italy

Drink it this weekend with some new season asparagus!

Made by a producer that is metaphorically but not literally groundbreaking, producing wines that are the embodiment of our mantra - better tasting, better for you, better for the planet.

Francesco Valentino Dibenedetto began to convert to organic farming in the 1980's but wanted to push further and so moved to biodynamic practices in 2000. He still felt he could do more though, and following Japanese farmer / philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka's thoughts on farming he introduced regenerative, no till agriculture across the whole farm which, as well as vines, grows vegetables and ancient grains. 

For this wine local grape variety, Minutolo Fiano, a local clone of Fiano with a softer mouthfeel and more floral aromatics than its Campanian cousin, is kept on the skins for 7 days before being transferred to stainless steel tanks for natural fermentation and ageing. The results are a smooth, round, soft white with bags of body, aromas of white flowers, a citrus, orange peel edge and great length. Best enjoyed not too cold to allow the aromas to develop and the complex flavours to be enjoyed, and with food.

Find it and other wines from L'Archetipo online here and in our shop in Shrewsbury Market Hall and watch here to hear Robin's take on it.

Producer - l’Archetipo
Country - Italy
Region - Puglia
Variety / Blend - Fiano
Wine Style - White
Farming - Biodynamic