|Grape/Varietal : Aleatico||Color : Rose|
|Origin : Italy||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Lazio||ABV : 12.5%|
|Vintage : 2017||Natural Factor: Biodynamic|
Gianmarco Antonuzzi and Clementine Bouveron look after around 14 hectares of land, with vineyards amongst a abundance of chestnut trees, shrubs and oaks. Situated by a volcanic Lake Bolsena near the town of Gradoli in Lazio’s north.
Vines are planted at a density of up to 10,000 plants per hectare, from a mix of massale selections and ungrafted vines. Everything is done by hand, with careful attention to the needs of each plant and while some biodynamic principles are employed, the approach here goes above and beyond.
Each year they produce a dizzying number of different wines which are vinified in an ancient cellar in the village’s centre, with no additions at all. To taste here is a real treat, Gianmarco is a master of elevage and a real patience in this respect results in some of the purest, most delicious wines we have tried.
Made from 100% Aleatico. These fifty year old vines were planted some 500 metres above sea level. Grapes are destemmed and the wine spends two days on the skins before being given a gentle press. After fermentation, the wine is moved to old barrels for one year. An achingly pure, complex rosato of real presence and poise. Amazing wine is an understatement.
Pairs Well With:
Chicken with thyme and raspberries
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