Cantine del Mare. Piedirosso Riserva Campi Flegrei 'Sorbo Rosso'

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Campi Flegrei Piedirosso Riserva DOC
Grape  Piedirosso

Intense floral, lavender and rose aromas.  Pure wild strawberry laced with clove, fine tannins, flint, salt, and leather.  A seriously complex wine.  13.5%

Link to Cantine del Mare producer page

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.


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