Auriel was founded in 2005 by Marta Peloso and her husband Felice Cappa in the hills of Monferrato in Piemonte. The 3ha of vineyards, planted between 2007-2008, are set within a 25ha estate of trees, farmlands, and woods. Marta cultivates following biodynamic methods and has always farmed without the use of synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, or herbicides. She works to improve the action of the natural elements in the vineyard, trying to never intervene directly on the plant, but to promote its health and self-sufficiency through the creation of vital soils and an optimal relationship between the deep roots of the plant and its terroir. Grapes are grown in alternate rows to preserve the softness of the soil and its ability to absorb air, water, and light, working the soil delicately, to avoid compromising its structure. In the cellar, fermentations are carried out spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel or neutral oak and without temperature control. The wines are not fined or filtered, and minimum doses of sulfites are used only at bottling, if at all. Marta chose the image of the dancer on the labels as she believes that “cultivating a vineyard naturally is like a dance performed between Heaven and Earth.”
- MFW Wine Co.