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Collecapretta ‘Il Rosato di Casa Mattiolo’ Rosato Umbria IGT 2018

Estate: The Mattioli family has lived in the tiny village of Collecapretta [hill of the goats] since the 1100’s. Located outside of Spoleto in southern Umbria, central Italy, the family has been cultivating grapes in the hills for generations. Vittorio Mattioli, his wife Anna and their daughter Annalisa farm the 8 hectare property; 4 hectares of indigenous old vines, 2 hectares of olive trees and 2 hectares of farro and ancient grains. The land provides all of the family’s and animal’s needs. All farming and cultivation is organic, low intervention along with some biodynamic methods. About 8 cuvees are produced, although with a total production of only 8000 bottles. Vines are 500+ meters in elevation, soils are a “mixture of calcium and iron rich clay with outcroppings of tufo and travertine limestone”.

Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts in open containers, aged in cement barrels. No added sulphur, unfined, unfiltered. Only 998 bottles produced.

Tasting Notes: Coral ruby in colour, with aromas of strawberry, cherry, and candied rose petal. Bitter almond wraps around wild berries, candied ginger and smoky minerality, framed by citrus acidity. Tangy red fruit and smoky earth linger between each sip. Agile, engaging and confident.

100% Ciliegiolo
Rosato Umbria IGT
Italy
Estate Bottled by Soc. Agricola Collecapretta
13% Alcohol
$35

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