Piedmont, Italy

Cerruti

Ri Fol Rosato 2020

£21

CERRUTI
Ri-Fol Rosato 2020
Piedmont, Italy

This is the first time we’ve had any of this wonderful sparkling rosato. Mostly Moscato that begins fermentation in concrete, Ezio adds a dash of Freisa just before the wine is bottled with a little must from the same harvest. A gorgeous pale shade of pink, the nose carries gentle scents of red berries, flowers and spice while the palate possesses a beautiful bitterness that adds plenty of intrigue.

Moscato, Freisa


ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Ezio Cerruti has seven hectares of vines surrounding his home in the commune of Castiglione Tinella, about halfway between Asti and the Langhe.

Principally, Ezio works with just one grape. His Moscato vines are up to 60 years old and planted on steep slopes about 400 metres above sea level. Unusually for the area, they are worked organically and the long grass and wildflowers between the rows here stand in stark contrast to the more draconian setups nearby.

In the cellar Ezio is a perfectionist, an introverted guy who is happiest growing grapes, making wine and doing things the right way. Whether sparkling, dry or sweet, when you open a bottle from Ezio, you’ll find a lively wine of rare harmony, where fruit, flowers, salt and spice intertwine.