2016 Berucci Rosso del Frusinante IGT,750ml

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A rustic, earthy and herbal dry from region around Rome. The grapes are from two strains of the native variety called Cesanese, considered capable of making long-lived and versatile red wines. The vineyards are in the small Cesanese del Piglio DOCG, a demarcation of very high quality terroir. Farmed without artificial pesticides and fertilizers, fermented with wild yeasts and bottled without filtration.

From the mouth of the importer (Louis/Dressner):

"Maria Ernesta Berucci is a young woman from the gorgeous Hernican town of Piglio, about an hour southeast of Rome at the foot of the Apennine mountains. Vines have always been in her father's family, the Massimi Berucci, and at one time her father Manfredi owned as much as 30 hectares. Manfredi was the head of the Cantina Cooperativa di Piglio from the early 60's up until 1972. In 2004, he created a new entity called Emme and almost all of the family vines transferred to this group with the exception of a beautiful, 1.5 hectare vineyard of more than 50-year-old vines, grown in pergola adjacent to their home in the countryside of Colli Santi (holy hills).

Maria, with the help of her fiancé Giminiano Montecchi, is converting all the vineyards to organics and together they are practicing an agro-homeopathy akin to biodynamics. The purpose is to allow the vines to ward off any maladies themselves."

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