'Family-owned' doesn't necessarily mean a lot when it comes to wine. If the family in question are essentially corporate business-folk with a vast factory, how does that actually benefit what you are drinking? On the other hand, Fattoria San Lorenzo really is a small farm and family home, whose residents consist of Natalino Crognaletti, his immediate family, and a collection of animals ('Le Oche' are 'The Geese'). This family have worked the land here for three generations, and Natalino knows his vines. From them he crafts beautiful, well-priced wines, with life and personality. How refreshing.
Planted 1985, 350m altitude in the village of Montecarotto, about 20 miles from the Adriatic. Fermented with wild yeasts and aged 12 months in cement vats and six months in bottle. No oak.
|Wine||Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 'Le Oche'|
|Producer||Fattoria San Lorenzo|
|Appellation||Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi|
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