Acqua della Serpa Bianco - Amphora, Italy
It's not easy to take a risk on unknown premium white. Amphora wines are extremely popular at the moment and this is an incredible white from the fantastic Francesco Annesanti. He naturally farms and vinifies in a minimalist manner by himself; he hand bottles, labels and waxes the bottle tops himself. He personally designed all of his labels and even made the desk that he uses. Francesco’s Cantina is off the beaten path in a rural part of Umbria, where vines are not typically planted. He is a true artist, creating harmonious expressions of old vine Trebbiano Spoletino, Malvasia and Grechetto, alongside non-indigenous varieties such as Pinot Noir and Merlot. This is his rarest wine fermented in terracotta amphora and aged in glass demijohn, with bottle counts numbering in the hundreds for each vintage.