Place: Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Style: Still, orange, amber, skin contact, amphora
“Al di la del Fiume” means “farm beyond the river,” and it’s a small natural winery run by the Mongardi family in Emilia-Romagna. Fricandò is made from the rare Albana grape (known in Germany as Elbling), and this tiny estate works with only 7.5 hectares in the most old-school methods. Whole-cluster fermented in Tuscan clay for 2-3 months. Like sitting in a citrus orchard, drinking tea.