Terrevive 2020 'PerFranco' Rosato Frizzante, Lambrusco
Item Number: 16142
Sub Region: Emilia-Romagna
Appellation/AVA: Lambrusco IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Salamino di Santa Croce
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Sandy loam
Tasting Notes: Produced purely from an ancient hyper-local clone of Salamino di Santa Croce, PerFranco is named for Gianluca’s grandfather. Paler in hue than No Autoclave, it pours a lightly hazy salmon in the glass, yet its overall spirit is more vinous and serious. With a blast of mouthwatering acidity that could awaken one from a coma, it buries its bubbles beneath a bracingly tense texture which delivers notes of wild strawberries and freshly plucked herbs with dirt still clinging to the roots.
Terroir Notes: Terrevive’s immaculately tended vineyards, all planted in the zone’s typical sandy loam soils, speak to his obsession with working in harmony with the land. Gianluca grows cover crop in alternating rows among his vines, using them as natural fertilizer when spring rolls around, and employs careful biodynamic preparations to keep his soil and plants vitalized. Irrigation is never employed, and all work in the vineyards, from pruning through harvest, is performed by hand. The vineyards, rather than being clustered together in one section of the property, intermingle with fields of cereals, vegetables, and fruits. The ancient indigenous varieties found here arose in a polycultural environment, and it is in such an environment as Terrevive that they truly flourish.
Winemaking Notes: Gianluca adds no yeasts, makes no adjustments for acidity, does not chaptalize, and never employs dosage, so his wines always end up scintillatingly bone-dry.
Label by Insetti Xilografi