Vibrant dark cherry and rose petal varietal character. Benchmark natural red, just hitting its straps too!
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. Straight Sangiovese, with vibrant dark cherry and rose petal varietal character. This is a wine of depth and persistence on the palate, ably supported by lively acidity and structured tannins. It’s a pleasure to drink, pair with anything Italian and tomato based.
Profile: Sangiovese is Italy's most planted grape variety, and the most dominant in Central Italy where it is responsible for some of the world's classic wines. Sangiovese has a broad flavour spectrum, ranging through mulberries, prunes, spice, tobacco, sometimes leather and chestnuts with a tendency toward extreme savouriness rather than fruit sweetness. When yields are low, as they typically are in the Classico zones and Brunello, the wines produced show extreme concentration and great longevity. There are few better pleasures than a mature Sangiovese. As with Nebbiolo, it is rather unfortunate that Sangiovese has rarely been mastered outside of its traditional home.
Classic Regions: Chianti, Brunello, Marche, Emilia-Romagna (Italy), McLaren Vale (Australia)
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.