ROSSO offers a rotating selection of our favourite reds of the moment. Whether light, bright and nimble wines from cooler climes, or the deep, savoury and soothing things we enjoy from the Mediterranean, the common thread is purity, energy and intrigue.
Amphora Rosso 2021
Primitivo, destemmed and fermented on the skins for three weeks, before being pressed to large amphorae of porcelain for a short rest. The delicate perfume here is a mix of black cherry, iron and earth whilst the palate offers a wonderful purity of fruit and a cascade of bitter herbs. An invigorating wine with a great sense of place.
Version Sud 2021
Grenache from twenty year old vines planted over clay and limestone in Vaison-la-Romaine, Vaucluse. The grapes were fermented as whole bunches for a fortnight, before being pressed off to vat for nine months. A gleaming ruby in the glass, this cooler vintage has produced a lighter, brighter expression of the grape that offers red fruits and minerals alongside plenty of Southern charm.
This beautiful expression of Pineau d’Aunis comes from vines both young and old, planted over a complex blend of clay, limestone and silex. The grapes were fermented as whole bunches for a couple of weeks before being pressed off to old barrels for a year of élevage. From a cooler vintage, this is lighter, brighter and more delicately perfumed than in recent years. Compact and elegant, it is heady with pink peppercorns and wild strawberries, the fruit framed by the neatest of tannins and a cascade of minerals. This is the grape at its most immediate and compelling.