Valdibella - Memorii NV
(Sicily, Italy) 75cl full size bottle
This 'perpetual wine' harks back to very old Sicilian traditions, and is a triumph in winemaking and complexity. This is a blend of nearly six vintages, added progressively to a large barrel over the course of the years, and bottled in stages, once a year. Every bottling will always contain a tiny proportion of the original vintage added, a beautiful concept. The wine itself is mildly orange in colour, is wildly aromatic with slightly oxidative notes, is textured and very complex, very saline... very serious!
Made by the team at Valdibella, an impressive and inspiring cooperative based in Sicily's west who have a huge focus on biodiverse farmlands, an active social impact, and are part of the Addiopizzo anti-mafia movement.