Nerello Mascalese with small amounts of Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante
Fragrant, complex and multi layered. Crunchy red fruit, cranberry, wild strawberry, blueberry with floral notes on the nose and palate. This beautiful wine has firm acidity and an austere tannic structure with spice and minerality.
Bio-dynamically farmed grapes from the two vineyards at the heart of the ‘Vino di Anna’ wine estate, in Contrada Crasa (CR), both vineyards are fermented together to create this blend. Both vineyards are named after Anna and Eric’s two children. Vigna Jules, the first vineyard purchased by Anna and Eric in 2010 is a 0,45 ha plot of 90 year old bush vines. Principally planted to Nerello Mascalese, it has deep red/brown silty soils. The grapes from this vineyard give the depth and complexity to this wine.Vigna Gaspard, is an amphitheatre of terraces planted next to the winery in 2014 and 2015. A massal selection of vines was made from the reputable old vineyard and the cuttings were planted as own roots in the tradition quincunx, high density format. All the vines are trained as alberello with individual chestnut wooden stakes. Soils here are darker in colour, basalt with some clay. The vineyard is principally Nerello Mascalese with a small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio, Grenache and Grecanico. This young vineyard brings freshness and vibrancy to the final wine.
In 2020, the fruit was hand harvested from both vineyards under sunny skies on the 4th October. The grapes were foot trodden and/or plunged regularly during a two week period on skins. After pressing, the fermenting wine was placed in a used 20 hl wooden cask where it underwent malolactic fermentation.. It was left on light lees until bottling in September 2021.
Food Pairing: pigeon, venison, beef, grilled steak, grilled mushrooms