Rosso “Melogna” IGT Campania

2018

"Melogna", dialect for badger, is a new wine for Monte di Grazia.  It’s a field blend that harkens back to old-school farmer wines.  60% Piedirosso, 30% Tintore di Tramonti, 4% Moscio, 3% Olivella, and 3% Sciascinoso from a 0.3ha pergola at 600m, planted 30 years ago. Harvest was on October 10, 2017 at yields of 30hl/ha. Spontanoeus fermentation in stainless steel with 6 days of skin contact. Aged 6 months in stainless and 3 months in bottle before release. 1,200 bottles made.

90 points
"The 2018 Melogna lifts from the glass with a zesty display of crushed black fruits, wild herbs, spiced orange, white smoke, and minerals. On the palate, soft textures are offset by vibrant acids and a mix of tart red and black fruits, as peppery herbal tones and minerals saturate the senses. The finish is medium in length and spicy, as lingering acids tug at the palate, resonating on wild inner floral tones and saline-minerality in a tactile, fresh, and engaging kitchen-sink blend of Campania varietals."
Eric Guido,
Vinous
, April 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB1103-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Red blend
Farming Type: 
Organic