In 1942 Fabrizio Iuli’s parents opened a small restaurant in Monferrato. For 60 years his family’s restaurant ‘l’Universo’ was a staple of culture in the small town of Montaldo and its ever in demand house wine became Fabrizio’s fixation. Building on a small crop of vines his father planted in 1935, Fabrizio expanded the holdings to about 6 hectares including two parcels of Pinot Noir.
Fabrizio’s passion is for Barbera and a traditional approach to growing and winemaking without chemicals or additives. Iuli is a winery rooted in the past whose purpose has been to provide country wines for the people since its inception in 1998.
Iuli’s largest production bottling, ‘Umberta’ is envisioned as a charming country companion for simple drinking and a happy table.
‘Rossore’ is all Barbera, destemmed and fermented spontaneously in concrete tank. After about 3 weeks on the skins, the fresh wine is pressed into large, old barrel where it rests for 28 months.
Barabba is the elder wine Barbera otherwise made much like Rossore with the critical distinction being grape sourcing. While the fruit for Rossore comes from a number of plots, Barabba comes from the old plots of Scandoletto and Arian, planted in 1930 and 1935 by Fabrizio’s grandfather.
‘Ta Da!” is a new wine inspired by old-fashioned field blends and the wines of the Jura: Pinot Nero, Grignolino, Slarina and Barat. All four varieties were destemmed and fermented together in steel. After 10 days on the skins, the wine was pressed to concrete for aging until bottling in Spring.