Domodimonti’s objective is to produce wines as naturally as possible with the least amount of additives. Their natural approach to the cultivation and conservation of vines typically exceeds the rules and regulations of organic farming. They focus on specific aspects of sustainable vine growth including water conservation, soil improvement, erosion control and the latest in Integrated Pest Management techniques.
Their minimalist approach can best be described as follows:
- Grapes are hand-picked
- Sustainably-grown, using organic matter
- Low-yielding vineyards
- No added sugar, and strict selection of yeasts
- No acid adjustments
- No other additives for mouth-feel, color, etc.
- Minimal sulfites added
- Use of state-of-the-art technology
What makes Domodimonti so enticing is their production methods which revolve around the systematic amalgamatin of the best techniques and technologies from the Old World and the New World respectively. Their objective is to produce wines as naturally as possible without the use of chemical and/or additives to synthetically enhance their wines.
Here's a little bit about the techniques:
Old World Techniques
New World Technology
I looked for a wine that would compliment a light summer dinner of chilean sea bass with angel hair pasta. Domodimonti's LiCoste was the perfect fit.
Offida, White, Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC)