La Collina "Lunaris" Secco 2019
Region: IGT Malvasia dell’Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Varietal: Malvasia di Candia Aromatica
La Collina is an agricultural co-operative founded in 1975, when 12 energized young men with ambitious visions aimed for something entirely new. Among them was Enea, who now runs La Collina as a co-operative farm. The work of the farm is encompassing, to include vegetables, fruits, cereal grains, livestock, and grapes. From these are made cheese, sausage, honey, pasta, meat, and (of course) wine. Everything is cultivated biodynamically.
In addition to the pioneering environmental success of the farm, Enea also uses La Collina to help rehabilitate young adults with drug problems. By offering them the experience of working close to the earth and living together in community, he guides struggling individuals back to a sense of connectedness and purpose in themselves.
The Lunaris Secco is made from the highly expressive Malvasia di Candia aromatica, an Italian subvariety from the Malvasia family. While often used to make sweet, perfumed dessert wines, Lunaris centers on the aromatic qualities of the grape, yielding an enticing, articulate wine as the result.