Fontezoppa ‘Dirosaetdiviola’ Lacrima Nera 2008 arrived a few months back as part of one of the wine clubs I had been signed up for. It could probably stand to cellar for another year or so, but after enjoying a Gaglioppo [Lacrima Nera] at Otto Enoteca a couple of weeks ago, I was eager to give it a pour. Cantina Fontezoppa is located in what is considered to be one of the best vineyard sites in the Marche regions, between the towns of Serrapetrona and San Severino. Giovanni Basso has been growing grapes for over 20 years and always produces wines “of traditional character that respect the territory”. The grapes for the Dirosaetdiviola were sourced from 25 year old vines located 500-600 meters above the Adriatic Sea.
Inky red-violet in colour with aromas of cherry, olive and hints of funky barnyard. Tart cherry, red currant, and blackberry flavours gave way to spicy black peppercorn, balsamic and traces of baked blueberry in the moderate finish. This is a well-balanced multi-layered glass that doesn’t want to be over analyzed; it is content to just be enjoyed along with your favourite pizza or pasta.
100% Lacrima Nera [Gaglioppo]
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agroforestale Fontezoppa di Piero Luzi & C. Soc. Agr. In A.S.
Enjoy now thru 2017