Podere Anima Mundi, The Little DreamerPrix régulier €24,00
Podere Anima Mundi, The Little Dreamer
|Taste||Fresh & lively with a kick of acidity. Flavours of peach, apricot, nectarine, orange peel with light silky tannins from the skin contact.|
On the outskirts of a coastal city made famous for its infamously leaning tower, an estate called ‘Anima Mundi’ crafts wines that follow the task levied by its name, that is, wines which bespeak an interconnectedness and a broad, generous picture of a particular vineyard’s harmony.
“Anima Mundi” is the idea of an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, often compared to the same idea of the relation between soul and body. For Podere Anima Mundi, this is at the heart of their endeavors: to facilitate the transparency of all the living things that make up their own vineyard into your glass and thereby your gut, into you, this other living thing.
It may seem a bit heady or over the top at first, but then you learn about the vigneronne behind the project: Marta Sierota. Originally from Poland and France, Marta earned a PhD in Philosophy before moving to the Tuscan countryside and deciding to take up a life of viticultural implementation of the philosophic impulse.
Practicing biodynamic in accordance with the lunar cycles, Marta produces exclusively monovarietal bottlings to best demonstrate the terroir of the Pisan hillsides, where salty Tyrrhenan Sea air will often bathe the Tuscan vines in maritime influence.
She cultivates vines with a noninterventionist approach that is firmly rooted in biodynamics. Fruit is crushed gently by foot and fermentations are initiated with native yeasts only. Vinification takes place in concrete tanks and a few of her wines undergo élevage in old French barriques. Marta produces exclusively monovarietal wines, as she deems this the best way to communicate terroir through wine.