Cantine del Mare. Piedirosso Riserva Campi Flegrei 'Sorbo Rosso'
Campi Flegrei Piedirosso Riserva DOC
Intense floral, lavender and rose aromas. Pure wild strawberry laced with clove, fine tannins, flint, salt, and leather. A seriously complex wine. 13.5%
Piedirosso is one of Italy’s most ancient grape varieties; the name means ‘red feet’, a description of the red colour the stems take as the berries mature. There are only 1000 hectares of Piedirosso, and the vast majority is in Campania and Puglia.
Gennaro makes 3 red wines, all from Piedirosso. The Sorbo comes from rich, volcanic soils on a northwest-facing slope, topped with Sorbo and lemon trees. Many of the vines are over 100 years old and it took him 10 years to organise a Guyot* training system. The work is manual, the fermentation is in open tonneau* using a spontaneous fermentation. It is kept on the skins for 15 days before being aged in botti* (10hl) for just under a year.