Winery: Founded in 2013 by friends Emiliano Giorgio and Arcangelo Galuppi, Sete is both a winery and cultural project. Located in the Amaseno River valley of Lazio, in between Rome and Naples, in the small village of Priverno, the goal of Sete is to “save from oblivion old, abandoned vineyards and almost forgotten varieties”. Vineyards are cultivated organically and with minimal intervention, each vineyard parcel is vinified separately.
Winemaking: Grapes are from vineyards 70 years in age, with clay and limestone soils. Hand harvested, hand destemmed, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts, with about 3 weeks skin maceration in steel. Aged for 8 months on the fine lees in steel, unfined, unfiltered, no added SO2.
Sete’s homage to skin contact wines; ‘Buccia’ means ‘skin’ or ‘peel’ in Italian. Only 607 bottles made.
Tasting Notes: Amber gold in colour, with aromas of butterscotch, nectarine, apricot, sweet hay. Lemon, apricot, orange, saline minerality, citrus acidity and the slightest hint of fizz are framed by Jasmin green tea tannins. Roasted nuts, lemon zest and wisp of smoke linger between each sunny sip.
40% Ottonese, 30% Malvasia del Lazio [Malvasia Puntinata], 30% Trebbiano