Le Coste, 'Rosso di Gaetano' 2016
Lifted aromatics of red fruits and dried herb flow through the palate. Delicious.
Rosso di Gaetano is a Sangiovese dominant blend, wild, lively and extremely pure fruited. Lifted aromatics of red fruits and Mediterranean herb spring from the glass. It’s medium bodied, extremely fresh and does well lightly chilled. It’s a guzzler, and a fkn good one at that.
Wine: LE COSTE Rosso di Gaetano 2016
Producer: Le Coste
Region/Country: Lazio, Italy
Grape/s: Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot
Production Method: Organic farming. It spent three weeks on skins, before being pressed off to cuve to rest for six months.
Style: Savoury yet fruit driven with a wonderful dark core and ample freshness.
Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats and central Italian cuisine.
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.