The search for the single parcel to be translated into the bottle; the choice of planting at high altitude to respond to the climatic challenges of the present. The two rare wines of this episode encompass some of the most current themes of Italian viticulture, with vineyards planted higher and higher and new crus that enrich the production range, for greater faithful territorial adherence.
On our journey, on the one hand we glide over the hills of Assisi, specifically within the still untouched Monte Subasio Park, to get to know the reality of Tenuta Baroni Campanino which tends vineyards between 700 and 900 metres above sea level in the Apennine Mountain range. In such a pure territory from a landscape standpoint, the producers decided to work in an extremely eco-conscious way and the wine we present to you, the Assolo 2017, is emblematic of the winery's philosophy.
Next we move near the fascinating Etruscan necropolis of San Germano in Maremma, to taste the new cru of Rocca di Frassinello. If in the Assolo we were faced with a pure Sangiovese, in the San Germano 2018 we find a blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and a small amount of sangioveto. In common the two wines share an intense and enveloping pace, with deep fruity textures and a play on spices, differently declined, but equally multifaceted.
Rare Wines: two red wines from Umbria and Tuscany
selected by Gambero Rosso