Fermento is a brand new winery, founded in 2019 by husband and wife duo, Evita and Stefano Eboli. Their tiny 3 hectare plot of old, native vines grows between 350-500 meters on the steep hillsides composed of rich volcanic tufo and limestone. Orvieto is of course an ancient winemaking region, dating back to the Etruscan's in the 9th century BCE. In the modern era of winemaking though, Orvieto became, like so many other historical wine regions in Italy, an exploited terroir dominated by co-op productions and industrial winemaking practices making wines to feed the masses of tourists visiting Rome and Orvieto. In fact, Orvieto was one of the first places I ever visited outside of Rome when I was 13 years old. The village is amazing, perched high on a tower of limestone. So, in 2019 they began from scratch and sought to capture the power of pure fermentation, hence the name "Fermento". Evita and Stefano had a vision but they also knew they would need some guidance in their new approach to natural wine, they made a call to none other than our own Danilo Marcucci. Danilo was extremely excited about this project, seeing the historical potential of Oriveto and the veritable lack of progressive, natural producers from this wine zone. Together, Fermento was born with a new energy, a new inspiration for a near forgotten wine landscape.