Friday, December 4, 2015
Minimal Vine and Wine Intervention is Divine Intervention in Bellina Alimentari Wine Program
Alice Fabi believes the best wines reflect the natural beauty of the region, the cellar and the vintner. In this spirit of la vita e bonte (food as a way of life), Bellina Alimentari’s authenticity director has crafted the Kitchen and Bar wine menu using only minimal intervention wines from Italian vintners. Respecting tradition, land, fruit and those all-telling sips, these wines are made with limited or no use of chemicals in the vineyards, no ingredients added in the cellar, minimal or zero sulphur additions and an absence of unnecessary processes or treatments. The resulting wines read like a good book in a glass, telling a story about their distinct region of origin. It’s rare for Atlanta restaurants or shops to offer such wines by the bottle, glass or half-glass, but Bellina Alimentari is doing just that to help diners experience the natural appeal of minimal intervention. Try these sparkling, rosé, white, red and orange wines at prices ranging from $4 for a half glass of sparkling La Jara prosecco to $156 for a bottle of the orange wine Gravner Ribolla Gialla. Fabi confides that orange wines, which start with a white wine grape, have become her personal favorite. Become acquainted with these minimalists at Bellina Alimentari in Ponce City Market and look for chef David Berry’s Culinary Club tasting events and dinners to sip and fork your way through the Italian countryside without leaving Midtown.