Marto is the project of Flonheim Martin Wörner, a young winemaker who cut his teeth working at famed natural wineries, Gut Oggau and Matassa. Based in Rheinhessen, he farms his vines according to organic principles. All of his wines are made from hand-harvested grapes using natural fermentations. The wines undergo no fining or filtration, and no sulphur is added.
The Al Dente is made from a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Blanc grapes that are harvested early. Spontaneously fermented and macerated for 2 weeks, it was aged in large old oak barrels for 10 months atop the lees. Cloudy cherry red in colour, in the glass this wine has smoky and earthy notes of dried cranberries, orange peel, red currants, and clay pot.