Vino Rosso "Pettitrosso"


90% Sangiovese/10% Ciliegiolo. The fruit is from 25-to-50-year-old, organically farmed vines on sandy volcanic soils in the hilly Monte Amiata zone about an hour south of Montalcino; the vineyard is the same from which Fonterenza sources its Le Ragazze white varieties. The bunches are harvested by hand, destemmed by hand, and fermented spontaneously without sulfur with a 7-day maceration. The wine is aged in steel and/or cement for about a year and is bottled unfiltered. Classified simply as a Vino Rosso (vintage is discreetly expressed as a lot number in tiny print), Pettirosso is named for the "red-breasted" European robins that flit about the vineyard. 

90 points
"A mix of crushed black cherries, brown spice, balsam herbs and hints of cocoa make the 2019 Pettirosso impossible to ignore. It’s soft and enveloping, yet with juicy acids and tart wild berry fruits to contrast, as inner violet florals frame the expression beautifully toward the close. The 2019 finishes fresh with a bitter twang of cranberry and hints of lavender. Pettirosso is an invigorating blend of Sangiovese with a small percentage of Ciliegiolo. 2022-2026."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
January 2022

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