FUSO21

FUSO21 and AllaSpina are our projects to search for and bottle (keg with AllaSpina) 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 filling up big glass jug damigiana from their favorite producer and storing it in the garage or cellar, to siphon off a bottle or carafe when needed for lunch or dinner. Real producers on label, native grapes (no Cabernet filler), low sulphur, practicing organic or certified organic, and native yeasts except for our sparkling Prosecco Flora. No tank farms or shitty industrial wines.

These are daily-drinkers with character: a touch vinous, and lots of deliciousness. Drink them by themselves, or to sip away with some olives. 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.We find the reds with a slight cellar temperature chill give an extra degree of glou glou.

Wines:

Belisario – FUSO21 ‘Le Salse’ Verdicchio di Matelica
Col di Luna – FUSO21 ‘Flora’ Prosecco Brut
Denny Bini – FUSO21 ‘Festa’ Lambrusco dell’Emilia
Denny Bini – FUSO21 ‘Onda’ Emilia Romagna [Spergola]
Denny Bini – FUSO21 ‘Spuma’ Emilia Romagna [Sorbara]
Filppo Cassano – FUSO21 ‘Calx’ Primitivo Puglia
Tenuta Maiano – FUSO21 ‘Brusco’ Sangiovese Toscana
Walter Massa – FUSO21 ‘Fuso’ Barbera Piemonte

*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.