Country: Italy Region: Lazio
Cesanese del Piglio D.O.C.G.
Cesanese di Afille & Cesanese Comune
Aging: French and Austrian oak barrels
Soil: Volcanic clay and calcareous rock
Training Method: Guyot spurred cordon
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Cesanese di Affile is a distinct sub-variety of Cesanese Comune unique to the commune
of Affile. (much like Brunello is a unique clone of Sangiovese unique to the commune
of Montalcino). The grape has very old origins, and may have been used in Roman winemaking. Today it is rarely seen outside of the Lazio
Sponatneous fermentation. No sulphites added. Natural clarification under lunar calendar. In the 2019 harvest the maturation took place in barrels of 225 liters of French Allier and Austrian oak for 8 months, followed by a period of aging in bottle of 3 months.
Light red garnet in color. Earthy and bready tones at the nose with whiffs of tomato, red pepper and carnation. Fresh and clean to the palate, with a country charming flavor. A wine that asks to be drunk in appreciation of the simple things in life.