Producer Profile

L'Architepo

Francesco Valentino Dibenedetto, hailing from a lineage of winemakers, embarked on a journey to refine his craft, transitioning from conventional to sustainable agriculture. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic principles and Masanobu Fukuoka's holistic approach, he adopted synergistic agriculture, prioritizing the ecosystem's harmony. Supported by his wife Anna Maria and their children, they nurtured their vineyards organically, culminating in the construction of a tuff-made cellar. As the new generation, led by Francesco Valentino's seasoned expertise, steps into "L’Archetipo," the winery is poised to flourish with renewed vigor and a commitment to environmental stewardship.

Where The Wines Come From

Italy

Italy, with its diverse terroir, rich history, and vibrant culture, is a powerhouse in the world of natural winemaking. From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the sun-drenched vineyards of Sicily, Italian winemakers are embracing organic and biodynamic practices to produce wines that truly express the essence of their land. Indigenous grape varieties such as Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Aglianico are cultivated with minimal intervention, allowing the unique characteristics of each region to shine through. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, Italian natural wines showcase purity, freshness, and a sense of place. Whether it's the crisp acidity and citrus aromas of a Sicilian Catarratto or the earthy complexity of a Tuscan Sangiovese, Italy's natural wines offer a diverse and exciting array of flavors. As the demand for authentic, terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Italy remains at the forefront of the natural wine movement, offering a taste of its rich cultural heritage and winemaking traditions with every bottle.