Loving family traditions led the winemakers at Omero Moretti to rediscover this ancient method: “Sui Lieviti ”. This is how the winemaker’s grandparents made sparkling wine.
Situated southeast of Montefalco in Giano dell’Umbria, Moretti Omero is owned and run by Omero Moretti. The region is small, but in the space of 10 years the number of vineyards has gone from 30 to 62. The origins of the property go back to just after the first World War, when in 1925 Moretti’s grandfather Domenico emigrated from Switzerland, using his savings to buy his first olive grove. Omero fell in love with farming after receiving his first tractor in 1972 and joined the family business, eventually bringing his wife Daniela and two daughters, Lucia and Giusy, into the fold. Today, the 32 ha estate has over 4500 olive trees and 38,000 vines (11 ha).
In 1992, the estate adopted organic viticulture. Moretti was the second winery in Umbria to be certified organic
young vines in clay and calcareous soil,
boldly aromatic, ripe stone fruit, orange blossom, perfumed, refreshing acidity and dry finish, a fun frizzante to sip with brunch or at a backyard party
region: Umbria, Italy
varietal: 47% Spoletino, 33% Grechetto, 16% Malvasia di Candia, 4% Moscato (but dry!)
style: pet nat / sparkling
farming/cellar: hand harvested, ambient yeast, 3 months in steel, natural decantation. The wine is not filtered. Yeasts added into bottle for the second fermentation. Minimal so2.