Danilo Scenna - Matre, Maturano & Trebbiano, Lazio, Italy (2017)
Located just south of Rome in the province of Lazio, these vines continue to grow as they have for the last 150+ years, straight up the olive trees.
60% Maturano and 40% Trebbiano grapes on sandstone, medium-dough franco clay soils in the Bianco del Frusinate IGT region.
The wine is aged in cement tanks with 2 days of skin-contact maceration with indigenous yeasts. No filtration or clarification.
Matre offers an intense straw yellow colour in the glass, with aromas of broom, chamomile and quince. Fresh and sapid with a highly textural palate of tahini paste, herbs and a grippy finish.
the farm is located at 630 meters above sea level in the district of Pescosolido (FR), where soil and weather conditions (including the convergence of winds from the Valley of Roveto and from Lazio’s Abruzzo National Park), shelter provided by mountains to the north, south-facing land exposure, altitude, steeply inclined fields and loose soil rich in sandstone, calcium and stones create a unique environment for viticulture.
Biodiversity plays a key role in the farm’s philosophy: the vineyards are spread out over several kilometres of land in small plots surrounded by hundred-year-old olive groves and forests of oak trees.
Since the beginning, the farm has chosen to focus on cultivating indigenous grape varieties that have been grown in this region for centuries. In particular, the farm grows white Maturano and Lecinaro grapes, whose genetic heritages have been saved from extinction thanks to the diligence of local farmers.
The wines of these vineyards express the full minerality of this region’s soil, due to the intense metabolic exchange between the vineyards and the mineral-rich terrain