2016 Podere Casaccia ‘Sine Felle’ Rosato

2016 Podere Casaccia ‘Sine Felle’ Rosato

Regular price $22

Price: $22

Region: Tuscany < Italy
Grapes: Canaiolo, Sangiovese
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Demeter certified biodynamic wine; 10-55 year old vines on clay, loam + sand soils with calcified shells; fermented and aged stainless steel; no temperature control; unfined/unfiltered with zero additions; 12% ABV
Winemaker: Roberto Moretti  

A second wine from Dr. Moretti of Podere Casaccia, his unsulfured rosato. He harvests the Sangio early to preserve freshness and lets it macerate on the skins for 6 hours to pick up the beautiful pink hue, then basically lets it all sit in vat outside during the cooler months to slowly settle. Then puts in the bottle, glues on the label and hand numbers the bottles – there are just 1350 made. A bit reductive upon opening (not unexpected for a wine with zero added so2), this biodynamic rosato just needs a bit of air (15 min in a glass) to open up and reveal pure her sexy, raw beauty.  it’ll still be a bit stinky and oniony on the nose (again, the reduction) but it tastes delicious and exotic, like a puckery watermelon lollipop dipped in rosewater and tar.   Drinking this I feel instantly cooler and more interesting, like I’m wearing a caftan and lounging on a floor pillow, in the midst of beautiful people talking important things. Continues to open up and evolve over the course of an evening. Just don’t forget to let her breathe before you dive in