Estate: Husband and wife team Alberto and Claudia Carretti passionately craft wines using ancient techniques, low intervention and organic methods [certified organic since 2006]. Located in the Parma hills, in the commune of Varano de’ Melegari, in Emilia-Romagna, the estate is on the left bank of the river Ceno, where it forms a of natural amphitheatre, 250 and 500 meters above sea level. Only 5 hectares of the estate’s 60 are vineyards.
Winemaking: Soil is clay-like, subalkaline with 12% active limestone. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, aged in cement followed by at least 6 months in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Coral ruby in colour, with aromas of strawberry, raspberry, amber resin, apricot, grapefruit, warm summer earth and wildflowers. Apricot, strawberry, pink grapefruit, licorice, earthy minerality and citrus acidity shimmer across light green tea tannins. A trace of roasted nuts accents black cherry and lime on the refreshing finish. Sleek, engaging and vivacious.