The Rosso R is a special wine that is not released every vintage. It is a specific selection of old-vine Sangiovese that produce low quantities at a high quality. 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. Not every vintage is deserving of a Rosso R
Clementine Bouveron and Gianmarco Antonuzzi met in France while working for the legendary Gerard Schueller in Alsace. After years working with some of France’s top producers, they decided to move back Gianmarco’s village of Gradoli on the shores of Lake Bolsena in Lazio’s north and apply what they had learnt to the local grapes that grow on the regions lively volcanic soils.
Everything is done by hand, with careful attention to the needs of each plant and while biodynamic principles are employed, the approach here goes above and beyond. 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. To taste here is a real treat, Gianmarco is a master of élevage and a real patience in producing the purest and most delicious wines on Earth.
Le Coste rosso 'R' riserva 2014