Estate: Marco Marrocco is an engineer, certified sommelier and holds a degree in Oenology. He worked alongside 4th generation winemaker Daniel Mouty, owner of Chateau du Barry, Saint-Emilion, Grand Cru, Chateau Grand and Beauséjour Pomerol. Palazzo Tronconi, located in Arce, in the Lazio region outside of Rome, was founded when he purchased land that once belonged to his grandfather. He revitalized and restored the family estate, in replanting the vineyards he closely followed the principles of biodynamic agriculture. He discovered abandoned, ancient Arce varietals growing on the property; Lecinaro, Capolongo, Pampanaro and Maturano and saved them from near extinction. The estate currently produces 5 wines and Grappa, 2014 is the first vintage.
Philosophy: “Attentiveness, passion and love of the soil are the main inspirations driving our production, which aims at reclaiming the benefits that nature once offered us for free. An ambitious challenge that sees us at the heart of a transformation: striving to produce the “wines of days gone by” and, at the same time, to lay the foundations for the wines of the future.”
Winemaking: Spontaneous alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with indigenous yeasts, no stabilising, no clarification or filtration. Aged in old French oak barrels. ‘Zitore’ is dedicated by Marco “To my grandfather Salvatore, to his donkey “Tresinella” and to the dusks and dawns we’ve spent together.”
Tasting Notes: Bright ruby red in colour with aromas of strawberry, minerals, white pepper and wildflowers. Gossamer layers of strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate are framed by clean minerality and fresh acidity. Light, yet grippy tannins fuse into the dry, fruit driven finish. Airy, lively and fresh, fantastically gluggable.
Enjoy at 18-20°C [64-68°F]
Bottled by Palazzo Tronconi s.a.r.l.
$70 [Price I paid in a restaurant, I could not locate a US retail price.]
Enjoy now thru 2019