Possa, Cinque Terre Amphora, Liguria, Italy 2019

Possa, Cinque Terre Amphora, Liguria, Italy 2019


From the extraordinary coastal vineyards of Cinque Terre, using local varieties grown on sandstone and volcanic soils.

Heydi farms a handful of parcels mainly dotted around the village Riomaggiore. All are very poor soils, with vines planted on volcanic sandstone. His main parcel called ‘Possa’ is perched on a steep rocky slope that leads straight down to the sea. Here he farms 10+ varieties, and the vines are interplanted with 60+ varieties of herbs and loads of vegetables. Heydi keeps bees here as well, and the entire slope is an absolute haven for biodiversity. This vineyard requires a monorail tram to access the bottom parts as it is so steep. This wine also contains Albarola grown in ‘Volastra’ at 400m.

The grapes were destemmed and the wine fermented in amphora with
5 days of skin contact. After pressing it was transferred back to amphora where it finished fermentation and stayed on full lees until bottling in February. Unfined, unfiltered, unsulphured.

Aromas of honey and ripe cantaloupe. Dry but ample and round, a rich, velvety texture with a smokey edge and savoury, almost salty finish. Amazing with fish, fresh young cheeses, chargrilled veg.

Producer - Azienda Agricola Possa
Country - Italy
Region - Liguria
Appellation - Cinque Terre
Variety / Blend - 50% Bosco, 50% Albarola
Farming - Organic
Vegan, no added sulphites.