2022 Lazzari Capriano del Colle 'Fausto' Bianco Lombardy, Italy
Lazzari was established as a mixed-cultivation farm in the early 1900s by Davide Lazzari’s great-grandfather, who raised livestock and grew cereals, along with a few rows of Marzemino and Sangiovese that supplied a small restaurant operated by his wife. Davide’s grandfather, Fausto, who prefers white wine, added Turbiana to the mix of vines (watch this space), and his father, Giovanni, and his uncle, Dario, began estate-bottling the wine twenty years ago. Today, Società Agricola Lazzari is a certified organic farm, and is far and away the top winegrowing estate in Capriano del Colle. Led by young Davide Lazzari, who understands his role in the stewardship of Capriano del Colle, and as the leader of the renaissance of viticulture in this emerging DOC, the estate is bringing long overdue attention to this tiny corner of Lombardia.