Producer Profile

Cantina Furlani

Matteo Furlani has quietly risen to prominence as a notable producer of sparkling wines in Italy, celebrated for his innovative methods and unwavering dedication to quality. Initially honing his craft with the Champagne method using Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes from his vineyards since 2008, Furlani has evolved into a master of bottle fermentation, particularly with indigenous Trento varieties. While the tradition of pet-nat wines has long been part of the region's mountainous landscape, Furlani's creations distinguish themselves with unparalleled freshness, vivacity, and depth. My inaugural encounter with his Sur Lie Alpino proved revelatory, igniting a spirited celebration as the cloudy, greyish-green elixir circulated, setting a new benchmark for pet-nat in Italy.

Where The Wines Come From


Natural wine production in Trentino, Italy, reflects the region's commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation. Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Italian Alps, Trentino boasts a unique terroir characterized by steep mountain slopes, cool alpine breezes, and fertile valleys. Here, native grape varieties such as Teroldego, Lagrein, and Nosiola thrive in the region's diverse microclimates, producing wines of exceptional depth, complexity, and character. Natural winemakers in Trentino are dedicated to preserving the integrity of the land, practicing organic and biodynamic farming methods to nurture healthy vineyards and promote biodiversity. In the cellar, they embrace minimalist techniques, allowing the grapes to ferment spontaneously with native yeasts and minimizing the use of sulfur to preserve the wine's natural flavors and aromas. The resulting wines are a true expression of Trentino's terroir, with vibrant fruit flavors, elegant minerality, and a sense of place that reflects the region's stunning natural beauty. Whether enjoyed with local cuisine or savored on their own, natural wines from Trentino offer a taste of Italy's winemaking heritage and a glimpse into the future of sustainable viticulture.