Le Coste, 'Ripazzo' Bianco 2018
Glorious citrus fruit character, pithy texture and extreme energy. Bright and joyous.
Le Coste proprietors Gianmarco Antonuzzi and Clémentine Bouveron care for 14ha of mixed agricultural land surrounding Lago di Bolsena near Lazio. The soils are iron rich volcanic, with high mineral content. Their vineyards are planted at high densities, and tended to according to biodynamic farming principals. Ripazzo Bianco is a blend of Procanico and Malvasia, naturally fermented on skins to produce a wine of glorious citrus fruit character, pithy texture and extreme energy.
Producer: Le Coste
Region/Country: Lazio, Italy
Grape/s: Procanico and Malvasia
Production Method: Extended skin contact, fermentation and maturation in old casks. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Style: Racy, textural and brightly coloured orange wine
Pairing Suggestion: Treat this like a light red, so grilled meats, roasted veg, some bbq
Gianmarco Antonuzzi and Clémentine Bouveron tend around 14 hectares of land, with vineyards amongst olive groves, chestnut trees, shrubs and oaks. Sat around Lago di Bolsena near Gianmarco’s childhood town of Gradoli in Lazio’s north, the soils are volcanic, rich in iron and minerals. Each year they produce a dizzying number of different wines which are vinified in an ancient cellar in the village’s centre where nothing is added at any stage.