Producer Profile


Giulio Armani, a quiet and introspective scholar, is well-dressed in sharp Italian attire. Behind his reserved demeanor, however, lies a mind brimming with curiosity and exploration. This enthusiasm is reflected in the highly energetic yet contemplative wines he crafts at Denavolo, named after the mountain on which it sits. In the stunning landscape of Emilia-Romagna, Giulio retreats from his work with red wines at La Stoppa to pursue unanswered questions that occupy his thoughts. He challenges the conventional wisdom that red and white wines must be made differently, wondering if this belief stifles the potential of great white wine. Giulio's experimentation includes methods such as oak versus tank aging, parcel selection versus whole vineyard, and long versus short maceration.

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Where The Wines Come From


Emilia-Romagna, located in northern Italy, is renowned for its rich culinary traditions and vibrant wine culture. In recent years, the region has become a hub for natural winemaking, with producers embracing sustainable practices and minimal intervention techniques. From the rolling hills of Romagna to the fertile plains of Emilia, vineyards here are often cultivated organically or biodynamically, allowing native grape varieties such as Sangiovese, Lambrusco, and Albana to thrive. Natural winemakers in Emilia-Romagna prioritize expressing the unique terroir of their vineyards, resulting in wines that are lively, expressive, and true to their origins. Reds are known for their bright fruit flavors and soft tannins, while the region's iconic Lambrusco offers a refreshing and effervescent alternative. Emilia-Romagna's natural wines are a reflection of the region's commitment to quality and tradition, offering a taste of its rich cultural heritage with every sip.