Le Coste - Litrozzo Rosso 2018 1L
Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Merlot Blend
Biodynamic, No Sulfur Added, Vegan
From Tutto Wines-
The grapes were destemmed, placed in cuve and vinified as gently as possible to avoid excessive extraction. After just eight days the wine was pressed off and returned to vat to finish fermentation without the skins before being bottled the following spring. There is a gentle spice to the cherry-toned fruit here, which along with some neat little tannins, makes for the best version of this wine in recent memory.
Gianmarco Antonuzzi and Clémentine Bouveron tend around 14 hectares of land, with vineyards amongst olive groves, chestnut trees, shrubs and oaks. Sat around Lago di Bolsena near Gianmarco’s childhood town of Gradoli in Lazio’s north, the soils are volcanic, rich in iron and minerals.
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 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 where nothing is added at any stage. To taste here is a real treat, Gianmarco is a master of élevage and a real patience in this respect results in some of the purest, most delicious wines we have tried. This is a fascinating project, where the passion and dedication of two people is single handedly putting one of Italy’s lesser known villages firmly on the map.