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Tre Monti ‘Vitalba’ Romagna Albana DOCG 2018

Estate: A pioneering force in Romagna, Sergio Navacchia founded Tre Monti along with his wife Thea in 1974. The winery consists of 2 separate estates, for a total of 55 hectares [135 acres], located in the hills of Imola and Forlì, in Romagna, northern Italy. Sergio was one of the first in the area to introduce dense vine plantings, non-traditional grape varietals and crafted one of the first Romagna Sangiovese to be awarded by Wine Spectator. When Thea passed away in 1989, sons Vittorio and David dedicated themselves to the estate. For an absolutely entertaining peek into the Navacchia men, check out their bio page here.

Winemaking: Vineyards are certified organic, and additionally farmed sustainably, along with including a few biodynamic practices. Minimal intervention is applied in both the vineyard and cellar.

Grapes are from the Imola estate Bacchilega vineyard, planted in 1980, with clay soils 100 meters in elevation. Fermented with native yeasts in Georgian amphorae, with skin contact for 95 days, aged in Georgian amphorae.

Tasting Notes: Deep gold in colour, with aromas of lemon, orange zest, vanilla cake, caramel, and saline minerality. Dried apricot, Sicilian orange cake, a drizzle of salted caramel and fresh acidity are framed by green tea tannins. Citrus zest, nuts and fig linger between each creamy sip. Engaging and lush.

100% Albana
Romagna Albana DOCG
Italy
Produced and Bottled by Tre Monti
14.5% Alcohol
$30

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