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De Fermo ‘Le Cince’ Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Superiore DOC 2018

Estate: Located within the province of Pescara in Abruzzo, Loreto Aprutino has a documented winemaking history dating back to the 1100’s. The De Fermo family traces their winemaking history in Loreto Aprutino back to 1785. The current generation, Nicoletta De Fermo and her husband Stefano Papetti returned to the family estate in 2008 to revive the vineyards that had not been tended to since the 1950’s. They practice biodynamic, organic and minimal intervention, intervening “as seldomly as possible in the cellar and let Loreto Aprutino do the talking”.

Winemaking: Whole bunches are pressed for 3-4 hours using an old French press, followed by spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts in big oak barrels (20hl), “after the fermentation, the rough lees are separated from the juice by racking and the wine is put back into the same barrels for 7-9 months on the lees”.

Le Cince derives its name from the Cinciallegra family of birds, which are a symbol of happiness. “When Stefano’s daughter was born her nickname was “Cincia” because of her smile and demeanor. The wine is dedicated to the women in Stefano’s family.”

Tasting Notes: Coral ruby in colour, with aromas of strawberry, cherry, chalky minerality, wildflowers and orange zest. Wild strawberry, cherry, wildflowers, herbs and flinty minerality are framed by fresh acidity and light tannins. A refreshing bitter streak fuses with red currant, cranberry and trace of roasted pepper on the crisp finish. Well balanced and silky.

100% Montepulciano
Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Superiore DOC
Italy
Estate Bottled by Soc. Agr. Nicoletta de Fermo
13% Alcohol
$28

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