Morus Alba, Vigna da Duline
Organic

Morus Alba, Vigna da Duline - 2018

Item # 35803 750mL

In the late 1990s Lorenzo Mocchiutti and wife Federica Magrini inherited a few hectares of vines from Lorenzo’s grandfather. These vineyards, mostly neglected for decades, were planted primarily with old vines of local grape varieties like Malvasia Istriana as well as more common varieties. Today, their holdings cover 7 hectares. They let their vines find their own balance, choosing not to trim any of their vines. In addition to this unconventional practice, they do not use herbicides to prevent growth of unwanted vegetation between rows of vines. Instead they plant a type of alfalfa, erba medica, that when cut, acts as a natural fertilizer.

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