Lago Trasimeno, Magione, Umbria, Italy
Wines by Danilo Nofrini and children Rachele and Simone
Varietals and key wines include; Gamay de Trasimeno, Trebbiano, Sangiovese
In 1860, Italian physicist Antonio Pacinotti invented the Dynamo, a direct-current electrical generator that created ‘a living, renewable, pure and clean energy’. The renewable, pure and clean sentiment resonated with the producers, so they chose to call their winery by the same name.
The winery has been working in sustainable viticulture since 2018 when Danilo Nofrini and his son, Simone, teamed up with Danilo Marcucci, a pioneer in the Italian natural wine movement. These wines pay homage to the old school ‘peasant’ style of wines and offer a great lineup of ‘uno litros’.
Indigenous grape varieties grow in the area’s clay and calcium-rich alluvial soils. Vineyards are located atop the highest, steepest and roughest peaks of Umbria, near the village of Colle Castelluccio and close to the Lago Trasimeno.
Marcucci’s vision was to experiment in sustainable viticulture, and recreate something of the natural, ‘more nutritional’ wines of his childhood.
Danilo Nofrini recalls making wine with his grandfather four decades ago.
’My snack was homemade bread dipped in wine. Back then, it still had a high daily food value and was an important source of energy for everyone, especially those who had to face heavy days of farm work.’
These ’no gimmick’ wines are pure, natural, low in alcohol, and easy drinking, 1 litre energy packs!