Here’s a solid, straightforward red that opens with aromas of sour cherry and a whiff of new leather. The ripe fruity palate exhibits juicy blackberry, raspberry and a hint of anise. It’s easy drinking, with soft tannins.
Winemaker Antonio Lamona is a “true blue, grizzled farmer-type, who is both utterly likeable and totally invested in his wines. Although his father also grew grapes, Antonio is the first in the family to bottle his own and, beginning in the late sixties, he began cultivating vines that are entirely organic. As Antonio says, “we are very proud to make organic wineswe believe this is the way to obtain the highest quality while also respecting nature and human health. All grapes are hand-picked and pressed within two hours of harvest. Located on a windy hillside with a vista of the Adriatic Sea, Antonios farm is entirely self-sustaining: they produce their own salami, bread, vegetables, olive oil, and cheese. True, you wont find a “discoteca within a hundred miles of the place, but in terms of sheer, natural beauty and down-to-earth hospitality, theres no better place to see.