2020 Le Vigne, Montepulciano, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, Faraone, Italy

2020 Le Vigne, Montepulciano, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, Faraone, Italy

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2020 Le Vigne, Montepulciano, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, Faraone, Italy


Cerasuolo is Italy’s most famous rosé, but it rarely makes it out of Abruzzo such is the local demand. This is one of the region’s finest examples, from a traditional pergola vineyard planted in 1981. The skins macerate for one night with the juice, giving a vibrant, cherry-like hue. This is followed by a slow, cold, 10-day fermentation. The nose is enticing: Pinot-esque, with wild, floral perfume and explosive berry-fruit charm. The palate bridges a style between rosé and light reds. Crunchy, tangy and dangerously moreish, enjoy this with sunshine and grilled tuna steaks. Ready to drink now.

Davy Zyw, Wine Buyer, Berry Bros. & Rudd (Jul 2021)

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Faraone, Abruzzo

Faraone, Abruzzo

The Faraone family produces traditional Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wines. Their 9ha property is now focused on the new ‘Collepietro’ vineyard at Mosciano Sant’Angelo in the Colline Teramane DOCG zone of Abruzzo, some 10 miles from the Adriatic.

Faraone’s story dates back to 1916, and particularly to the 1930s when Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Passerina were first planted; bottling started in 1970. Giovanni Faraone makes the wine, aided by his wife Paola & sons Alfonso & Federico; the latter an oenologist who’s worked in France and New Zealand before taking up a post in Umbria. They also make a fine Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Passerina and Pecorino.

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