Cantina Giardino - Rosato Frizzante (2019)
Aglianico from Montemarano that spends just an evening on skins before being pressed off to vat. Bottled in June with some must from the same vineyard, a second fermentation takes place in the bottle and there is no disgorgement, resulting in a dry sparkling wine bursting with little red fruits, blood orange and a touch of spice.
About the Winemaker:
Cantina Giardino was born as a joint venture between six friends with the specific aim of preserving old vineyards and native varietals in and around Irpinia, a mountainous town in the heart of Campania, Italy. Headed by Antonio and Daniela di Gruttola, the project sources fruit from 16 distinct and often quite distant parcels. In total this represents about six hectares including a 2,5 ha plot that the couple recently purchased. From the beginning, the aim has been to source older vines (50+) from contadini who have been working traditionally for generations, but were at risk of having to abandon or uproot their land.