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Mani di Luna Sangiovese Umbria IGP 2019

Estate: Founded by friends Simone Lazzarin, Rocco Trauzzola and Alessandro De Filippis in 2012; Fattoria Mani di Luna was once land owned by the famous, visionary Umbrian winemaking Lungarotti family [and long before that, was the site of Etruscan cultivation in ancient times]. Located in Torgiano, south of Perugia, the trio has revitalized the property following biodynamic and organic principles. The 35 hectare estate has 7 hectares of vineyards, with vines planted from 1970-1980 and 2005-2012.

Winemaking: Certified biodynamic and organic, the trio is dedicated to manual and traditional methods, such as following the lunar cycle, manual harvesting and destemming, foot pressing and pied di cuve fermentations with native yeasts.

Grapes are from vines around 10 years in age, in sandy soils of clay and marl, rich in minerals and limestone, at 200-300 meters in elevation. Destemmed by hand, gently pressed with feet, spontaneous fermentation with maceration on the peels for 6-8 days in small concrete tanks, followed by fine lees aging for 8 months in concrete tanks, racked and bottled during the waning moon. Unfined, unfiltered, no added SO2.

Intended as a traditional, everyday accompaniment; “It recalls ancient memories of vintage farm wines, sold in demijohns and then bottled at home in bottles with crown caps for everyday use.”

Vintage Note: “Very fresh and rainy vintage with a hot end of September which has led to a good ripening of grapes.”

Tasting Notes: Transparent red-violet in colour, with aromas of cherry, violet, licorice, black olive, wisp of campfire smoke and Brothers Johnson funk. Cranberry, cherry, pomegranate, a bite of tart red apple are framed by silky black tea tannins and tangy acidity. White pepper, bramble, cherry and blackberry infuse the earthy mineral finish. Agile, fresh, fruity, super gluggable.

100% Sangiovese
Umbria IGP
Italy
13.5% Alcohol
$24 [1 Liter]

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