L’APPARTAMENTO features fresh, fragrant and easygoing wines full of promise for the season ahead.
ORSI SAN VITO
Pignoletto Sui Lieviti 2018
A perennial favourite for celebrations, for us Federico Orsi’s sparkling Pignoletto has almost become synonymous with spring. Cloudy, dry and with just the right amount of bubbles, with gentle flavours of citrus, serve this alongside some great salumi as the ultimate aperitif.
We can think of few wines with a stronger sense of place than this take on Grillo from Nino Barraco. From vineyards right by the Mediterrnean, its salty, briney notes make it the perfect wine to enjoy alongside simply prepared oysters, shellfish or crudo.
From the volcanic hills of the Colli Euganei, Alfonso Soranzo makes some of the best vino da tavola in all of Veneto. This Gargenega spends a little time on skins, lending some flesh and grip to the beautiful flavours of stone fruits, smoke and minerals on display.
Barbera d’Asti from her vines of around 40 years old, planted over the region’s characteristically steep slopes and soft, sandy soils. This spent two months on skins, followed by two years in vat. The third bottling from this vintage, it is as pure an expression of the grape as you’ll find, with brambly fruits, a little tannin and a refreshing acidity that keeps us coming back for more.
Rosso #2 2019
Young farmer Jacopo Battista tends beautiful vineyards at the crossroads of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio. The inclusion of Aleatico in this field blend leads gentle floral notes and wonderful aromatic lift, while a hint of tannin and cleansing acidity make it the perfect wine to wash down a beautiful piece of meat.
Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Aleatico, Merlot
Chateau Roulant 2018
A dark and brooding expression of Gamay grown by young vigneron Benoit Camus in Southern Beaujolais. The old vines planted over calcareous soils have produced something at once vibrant and deep and the flavours of black fruit and minerals.