Meet the Winemaker: Introducing Andrea of Azienda Agricola Andrea Tirelli
We’d like to e-introduce you to a few of the winemakers Vegan Wines has partnered. They are so close to the heart of our mission of bringing you exceptional, naturally vegan wines!
This week, we're excited to introduce Andrea, the winemaker behind Azienda Agricola Andrea Tirelli
, a winery located in the hills of Colli Tortonesi, Italy. We chatted with him on October 14th
along with Alessandro of TanninTime, our sommelier in Italy who is personally confirming that wines are naturally vegan wines for us during COVID-19.
Our Interview Andrea Tirelli
Andrea Tirelli grows biodynamic wines in the Piedmont wine region of Italy. Andrea has worked in vineyards since he was a child, cultivating native vines that were handed down to him by his grandfather and uncle. His winemaking methods are built from passion, total respect for nature, and patience. Andrea aims to work make wines with the least possible impact on the environment, often preferring manual work over mechanical and never using any chemicals. In addition, he uses green manure comprised of various herbs in his vineyards to fertilize and maintain biodiversity.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGXvuxrH-yf/ The soil in the hills of Colli Tortonesi is made up of clay, marl, limestone, and fossils. Azienda Agricola Andrea Tirelli
sits in a microclimate surrounded by the Alps and the Apennines, subject to marine influences like the sea winds that blow from the south. His wines are expressive of the terroir – every vintage, every bottle is different. For more details on Andrea Tirelli Vini, be sure to check out Alessandro's blog post on TanninTime
and our Afternoon Wine with Italy interview
below! Alessandro and Frances asked Andrea a few questions to learn more, so let's hear from him!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCSWsZOaJns&feature=youtu.be Follow Andrea on Instagram! Read more on his website!
There are many reasons Vegan Wines creates partnerships with winemakers besides their amazing, naturally vegan wines. Veganism is not just what we eat, but who we are and how we care for the earth and other human beings. We hope that our ethics will become part of the greater wine industry's movement toward transparency.