SelectioNaturel are Matt and Adriana Mollo, Boston-based importers that have been deeply involved in Italian natural wine for over fifteen years now.
Matt was once as a guide leading cycling tours throughout France and Italy for American and Canadian travelers. He developed a deep knowledge of local winemaking traditions particularly in Tuscany and Umbria. He befriended many vinaioli themselves, ate and drank in the local restaurants, and happily absorbed a lifestyle connected to the land.
Matt went on to become a firebrand in the East Coast wine scene while he was part owner of Boston's the Wine Bottega, often heading back to Italy and finding producers from all over the country that gave him flashbacks to the kinds of people he would visit as a tour guide – honest winemakers carefree of commercial trends and institutional acceptance.
Now SelectioNaturel has become a trusty resource for great Italian wines which we are happy to distribute in Chicago.
Read more about their company here.
with Arnaldo of Taverna Pane e Vino, Cortona.