This wine is a crazy experiment carried out in 2014 thanks to the peculiar weather conditions of the year.
In 2013 a hard rainfall occurred during the grape harvest: after a couple of weeks, the bunches stored for drying process to produce Amarone were hit by botrytis cinerea. Therefore, we decided to take all the wooden trays in which the grapes were stored, to select and separate the corrupted ones. The bunches hit by botrytis was the starting point for the production of this wine. The bunches were immediately pressed and the skins separated; the fermentation started in November and went on up to spring. The wine was finally refined in steel.
The name “Ostrega” comes from a local way of saying, and it means “surprise, astonishment”. This is extacly what you feel when approaching to this wine: the taste you expect after you have smelt it, is not what you find once you actually drink it.
Ostrega is a white wine with the body of a red wine: its perfect pair is cheese.