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Type: red wine
Vintage: 2018
ABV: 12.5%
Grapes: Grechetto Rosso/Aleatico di Gradoli
Producer: Azienda Agricola Andrea Occhipinti
Bottle size: 75cl
Tasting notes
Rosso Arcaico is obtained from a blend of red grapes that grapes come from vineyards of an average age of 20 years planted on volcanic soils. Aging 6 months in terracotta amphorae and 2 months in bottle. The nose perceives fruit aromas, in particular apricot, spicy hints and notes of incense. In the mouth it is enveloping, full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long mentholated finish.

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The company Andrea Occhipinti is located in Gradoli, on the shores of Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe. Andrea is well acquainted with these areas by having studied as a student during her Laure Agraria course and has been the subject of her graduation thesis. Andrea started his project in 2004 by acquiring 6 hectares of vineyards that are on a hill in a beautiful location, with excellent sun exposure and lake microclimate allowing for a qualitatively superior production. The basic principle of Andrea and to produce territorial wines, preserving and enhancing them through a selection of the best clones best suited to volcanic soils, chemical exclusion from vineyards, reasoned use of copper and sulfur. Scrupulous care of grapes during drying, vinification in steel or terracotta amphorae The vines grazed are the local autochthonous: Aleatico and the rare Red Grechetto. Wines where the taste of tradition blends perfectly with the effervescence of innovation.
Rosso Arcaico is obtained from a blend of red grapes that come from 20-year-old vineyards planted on volcanic soils. Harvesting is manual, while the fermentation takes place spontaneously in small concrete barrels with maceration on the skins of 20 days. Aging 6 months in terracotta amphora and 2 months in bottle. Rosso Arcaico has ruby ​​red color. Nose smells of fruit, especially apricot, spicy smells and notes of incense. In the mouth it is enveloping, with body, with soft tannins and a long lasting menthol. Production of only 3000 bottles.

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