FUSO21 and AllaSpina are our projects to search for and bottle (and keg) the best of Italy’s groovy daily drinkers – the wines you’d find in a memorable local trattoria or wine bar.
Italians have a long DIY tradition of bringing a big ol’ glass jug damigiana to fill up at their favorite local producer. We offer daily-drinkers that are from interesting growers rather than from tank farms. FUSO21 wines are a buck or two more than the industrial stuff, but we believe in quality and in economic sustainability for the grower and the land. We also believe that there are lots of folks who will pay a smidgeon more for a daily drinker with some character, e.g. Barbera from Walter Massa. We’ve extended the concept of FUSO21 to our new project, AllaSpina, certified-organic wine in 20 liter kegs.
Keeping true to vini quotidiani, we choose deliciousness over complexity and polish. These are wines to drink by themselves, or to sip away with some olives as an aperitivo while cooking. Of course, they are happy on your dinner table too. What you don’t drink (white or red), throw in the fridge and bring out the next night.
All of the FUSO21 wines are made from native grape varieties that the locals drink (no Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, etc). They are vinified in concrete or stainless steel tanks so as not to mask the flavors, and are either lightly filtered or unfiltered, with low SO2. All the AllaSpina kegs are from certified organic producers.
FUSO21 Fuso Barbera Piemonte
FUSO21 Brusco Sangiovese Toscana
FUSO21 Le Salse Verdicchio di Matelica
FUSO21 Cardedu ‘Nùo’ Vermentino di Sardegna
FUSO21 Denny Bini Lambrusco dell’Emilia
FUSO21 Bouquetin Vallée d’Aoste Gamay
FUSO21 Calx Primitivo Puglia
*As some of you more astute types have pointed out, there are only 20 regions in Italy. However, with the ongoing Italian political saga of threatened succession and division, we decided to choose a more lucky number and be ahead of Italy’s anarchic curve.