2017 LA DISTESA “TERRE SILVATE” - MARCHE, ITALY
Verdicchio, Trebbiano, Malvasia
Winemaking details: In the iconic villages of Castelli di Jesi, the grapes for this wine are harvested early in the morning to preserve freshness. Once pressed, the blend dominated by Verdicchio undergoes a native yeast fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and cement vessels. It is aged on lees for six months before bottling.
Color: Light gold
Bouquet: Green apple, wet hay, with herbal notes of thyme, rosemary, and sage.
Palate: Medium acidity and mid body, with a long mineral mouth feel and rich mid-palate.
Drink now or within the next three years.
Further information can be found here: http://www.ladistesa.com/our-wines.html
2016 LA OSA “TRATSO” - TIERRA DE LEON, SPAIN
Winemaking details: Prieto Picudo is a native Spanish varietal, and the vines for this “Tratso” Tinto have been growing in the Alluvial clay soils of Tierra de Leon for 25 years. After harvest, a 20% whole cluster fermentation by native yeasts took place in large open top neutral oak Foudre with daily gentle pumpovers. Once dry, the wine was pressed to rest in neutral oak barrels for 12 months before bottling.
Color: Garnet, with a bright colored rim
Bouquet: Fresh red fruits are met with a hint of violets and earth.
Palate: Bright acidity and firm but soft tannin welcome the notes of sour cherry, redcurrant and blackberry. The back palate comes through with flint, iron, a touch of meatiness, and a long pleasant finish.
This delicious, juicy wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 10 years.
Further information can be found here: https://www.laosavinos.com/our-wines/