This is wine everything you want when you open a bottle. A smooth, supple, tasty, earthy, dusty red from Southern Italy that WAY over delivers for the price. It’s in a liter bottle, which means 1-2 extra glasses of wine per bottle. Hard to finish in one night? Perfect! This wine actually develops and keeps opening and getting better each day for at least 3-4 days – so you’re in luck if you want this to stretch over a few nights. This is that wine that you had in Italy, ambled around the stone streets, then woke up the next morning feeling fine. Fully organic, committed to restorative farming. This is the same producer that makes the Greco Bianco from our Fall Collection - one of our best selling wines.
Typical weeknight meals like spaghetti and red sauce, pizza, roasted chicken and root vegetables – honestly, this wine is a nice addition to just about everything. It’s plump in a way that feels meaty and smooth, but not overpowering. There is also a nice brightness to this wine that keeps it fresh and not jammy, so with food it’s a welcome complement.
The winemaker, Francesco Dibenedetto, is an evangelist for restorative farming. He respects the symbiosis of the entire ecosystem and endeavors to bring the soil back to its natural richness by respecting the plants, insects, animals, and other native bacterium. His approach in the cellar is also minimal. The wines are never fined or filtered (nothing taken out) to highlight the native grapes and growing region. These wines are alive.