Gianpaolo Isabella and his brother in law Marcello founded Podere Saliceto in the Labmbrusco producing area outside Modena in 2005 after GianPaolo's successful Muay Thai career. They have about 10 acres that they farm naturally and focus on the local varieties of Lambrusco di Sorbara and Salamino. This frizzante petillant naturel white is made from a blend of Trebbiano and Sauvignon Blanc. The fermentations are all done with native yeast in the bottles.
Aroma: The Bi Fri smells gorgeous! Particularly in winter the over powering aromas of clementines and fresh peaches make it hard not to down the whole bottle. All those aromas of fruit from the Bi Fri smell very fresh and clean, like spring flowers. I don't think I would guess from the aroma that it's a Pet Nat; there isn't really much in the way of aromas of yeast. Along with the clementine and fresh peach there's also sweet apple and golden raisins; it's a great aroma!
Palate: Fresh and zingy! There's very nice white peach kind of fruit and excellent tasty acidity, but what I really love is this sneaky minerality on the mid palate. There's a really tasty salty quality that sneaks up on you. The acidity and fruit hide the saltiness so you don't really pick it out, but it's there and it makes the Bi Fri so much more dynamic and lip smacking good!
The BiFri is priced just under $20 per bottle.