Estate: Husband and wife team Gianmarco Antonuzzi and Clémentine Bouveron revitalized around 14 hectares of abandoned land in Gradoli, Gianmarco’s childhood town. The property faces Lake Bolsena and is on the border between Lazio and Tuscany. Vines are set amongst olive groves, chestnut and oak trees. Farming is low intervention, using biodynamic and organic principles. The volcanic soil is rich in iron and minerals.
Winemaking: Grapes are from younger vines from different sites. Fermented spontaneously with native yeasts, “spends a couple of days on skins and sees a short élevage of around nine months in fibreglass vats. Unfiltered, unfined, no added sulfur. [Labeled NV, however this is from the 2018 harvest.]
Tasting Notes: Straw yellow in colour, with aromas of lemon, sea salt minerals, coconut water, baked pear and cinnamon. Lemon, pineapple, baked pear, kumquat and dried flowers are framed by saline minerality and citrus acidity. Red grapefruit, coconut water and a trace of ginger linger on the tangy, salty finish. Energetic, vivid, rustic and very fun.
Blend of Procanico [Trebbiano], Malvasia, Roscetto, Romanesco, Petino
Produced and Bottled by Azienda Agricola Le Coste
$26 [1 Liter]