Apice and Es Red. Let's start with the fictitious names chosen by two great artisans of Italian wine. In the first case we are in Cortona, in Tuscany, for one of the most brilliant and appreciated winemakers of the Italian 'natural' scene. For Stefano Amerighi biodynamics and syrah are a simple ferry to convey the most original territorial traits in the glass: the Apice 2018 amazed us with a 'flash', it was a shock of flavour on the palate that will not be easily forgotten.
His winemaking adventure began in 2002. On the other hand, the creation of Gianfranco and Simona Fino started two years later, in 2004. It all began with just under a hectare and a half of vineyard, in Manduria, among old primitivo alberello trees in Puglia. Low yields to say the least, a lot of work, ambition, clear ideas: in just a few years they have carved out a leading role in regional and national viticulture.
With their Es they have created a new model of Primitivo firmly anchored to tradition. Today we talk about the reserve, Es Red, a handful of bottles produced from the oldest vineyards, about 90 years old, for a red of great richness and concentration, but above all rigour, with a slow pace and a very long finish.
Rare Wines: Two Red wines from Tuscany and Apulia to discover
selected by Gambero Rosso