Our first release of the year comes from Jacopo Battista’s Ajola, a little farm situated in the rolling hills outside Orvieto, at the picturesque crossroads of Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany.
Jacopo farms three and a half hectares of vines up to seventy five years old planted over clay and sandy loam of volcanic origin. Facing east, they sit over four hundred metres above sea level and the situation lends a fresh, fragrant character to his wines.
In the cantina he exercises a gentle touch, producing pure, lively wines built on a backbone of pristine fruit.
It has been a pleasure following Jacopo’s journey over the years and this undoubtedly represents his best work to date.
Given their origin, unsurprisingly the wines have a natural affinity with the kind of robust, soothing dishes we turn to at this time of year and possess a nourishing quality that makes them perfect for these cooler months that lead up to spring.
Jacopo’s wines are now live on Tutto a Casa