THE VINEYARD | Located in the eastern part of Elba, renowned for the beauty of its beaches and, for history lovers, for having hosted Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile between 1814 and 1815. The vineyards extend over the hills behind the scenic bay of Porto Azzurro, here are home to native grapes such as aleatico, but also international varieties. In this case, the harvest takes place in small crates, the grapes are left to dry on the racks outdoors for two weeks.
THE PERSON | It all began a little over a century ago, when the marriage between Antonio Arrighi and Dina Gavassa united their respective properties, giving life to the current farm. However, the production of wine remained a functional activity for tourism, intended for the guests of the family hotels. When the company passed to Sergio but above all to his son Antonio, the time and work dedicated to wine grew: the vineyard area increased and the experiments also began: a dozen years ago the wine in amphora and in 2018 the marine wine project, with the pots of ansonica grapes immersed in the sea.
THE WINE | The wine ages in steel for four months, and then matures in the bottle for a further three months. The aromas of Aleatico Silosò '21 are immediately striking, intense in the tones of berries, such as blueberry and currant, accompanied by fresh light menthol notes of eucalyptus, but also myrtle and a hint of black pepper. The opening into the mouth is smooth, juicy and soft, sweet but with good gustatory freshness. The finish is convincing, it is savoury and inviting, lively and dynamic.