In 2008 Gianluca founded Terrevive after purchasing land outside Modena. He had a plan for his own interpretation of Lambrusco, and it started on the farm and in the soil. He didn't just plant vines though, he planted fruit and nut trees, grains, vegetables, herbs and more. Polyculture was integral to his philosophy of farming, as was using only natural, organic methods in all aspects of production.His passion for the farm also translates to winemaking. Gianluca refuses to use the “charmat” method of adding CO2 via careful recipest of cultured yeast and sugar, and instead uses his own grape must as the only addition to kick start the secondary fermentation in bottle. It’s closer to Champagne than Lambrusco or Prosecco, and certainly not a Petillant-Natural, but it’s really just a unique expression of the land and his vision for wines produced from it.The wines are all pristine, elegant and transparent. Dry and mineral laden, with distinct aromas that are unique to each cuvée he makes.
What importer Rosenthal Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...
Both a wine and a mission statement, “No Autoclave” blends three indigenous varieties of Lambrusco: Salamino di Santa Croce, Sorbara, and Pignolesco, which are co-fermented. As per its name, bubbles are created within each bottle via the addition of a small amount of unfermented grape must to the dry wine, which the leftover yeasts eat over the course of a few months. This wine soars from the glass aromatically, announcing with force that it was produced from healthy fruit unfettered by cellar control-freakery. Tangerine, earthy cherry, wild herbs, a wisp of appetizing volatility, Szechuan peppercorn; it’s a real maelstrom that manages to come together on a tangy palate of remarkable precision, with a clinging yet pure texture that somehow puts one in the mind of great Alpine wine, and subtle bubbles that hang back and let the vinous core of the wine shine through. In fact, the wine is so delicious and complex that it’s easy to forget the bubbles are even there.
Other Red Grape , Red Blend
Earthy , Elegant , Minerally