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Le Coste, Rosso 'R' 2015

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Only released in top vintages. Old vine, low yielding Sangiovese of incredible energy and sense of place.


Wine: LE COSTE Rosso 'R' Riserva 2015

Producer: Le Coste

Region/Country: Lazio, Italy

Grape/s: Sangiovese

Production Method: Organic farming. The partially de-stemmed grapes are vinified in chestnut vats and left to age for a year in 600L French barrels. The wine then spends an additional year aging in bottle before it is released.

Style: Savoury yet fruit driven with a wonderful dark core and ample freshness.

Pairing Suggestion: Grilled meats and central Italian cuisine.

Variety: Sangiovese

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)

Le Coste

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.