2019 Marco Mosconi Verona Rosso 'Tre Monelli' BIO

2019 Marco Mosconi Verona Rosso 'Tre Monelli' BIO

Regular price $27

Region: Valpolicella Valley < Veneto < Italy

Grape: Croatina, Oseleta + Corvina

Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Certified organic/biodynamic farming on alluvial + calcareous marl soils; special pick of the best bunches of Croatina, Oseleta and Corvina. These grapes are vinified separately for different ripening times. At the end of fermentation the various wines are assembled and the refinement continues in large 20 hl barrels for about 12 months. Nothing added during the production process, not even sulfur; bottled unfined/unfiltered, with zero added SO2; zero-zero; 12% ABV

Winemaker: Marco Mosconi

Marco and his wife Valentina farm their bucolic, organic estate in the eastern part of Valpolicella, in a valley surrounded by hills studded with vineyards, olive groves and cherry trees.  Their whole identity is centered around the flower of life, a symbol of harmony, vitality and fertility.  In 2019, they produced their first vintage of what he calls "vital, spontaneous and free wines" that spring from biodynamic farming practices in the vineyard.  In the cellar he "listens to" the grapes, and avoids interventions, because his goal is to preserve the "life forces of the original fruit during the grape-wine transformation process and to obtain a digestible drink that gives a sense of well-being".  Super woo woo, and we're totally into it.  It's a true family operation -- Elena, Marco’s sister, paints the labels in watercolor.

Part of Marco's zero-zero "flower of life" series, this is his fuller-bodied red with the generous fruit on a lithe, elegant frame.  The nose is pretty, floral, with bright red fruit, which continue on the palate, leaning more tart than sweet.  Think red cherry and plum on an earthy canvas.  Juicy, fruity yet intellectual, this is the perfect zero-zero red to share with your dad who thinks he's not into natural wine!

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