Cantina Giardino

Tu 2020

Made from red and white grapes that were fermented together (aka a "co-ferment") — resulting in a vibrant and easy-to-drink rosé-like number that's gives notes of cherry and sweet pomelo. This is the perfect wine to kick off festivities - whether it means being the accompaniment of pass-around food at a reception, or the first bottle you pop open when your first guest arrives.

This wine was fermented with the skins for 2 days, then aged in casks for 6 months.

Type: Still Red + White Co-Ferment Wine
Grape Variety: Aglianico, Primitivo, Piedirosso, Coda di Volpe 
Country: Italy
Year: 2020
Bottle size: 750ml 
Alcohol %: 12.75%

About the Producer

Cantina Giardino is a joint venture between six friends with the goal to preserve old vineyards and native grape varieties in and around Irpinia, a mountainous town in the heart of Campania. Headed by Antonio and Daniela di Gruttola, the project sources fruit from 16 distinct and often quite distant parcels. In total, this represents about six hectares.

From the beginning, the aim has been to source older vines (50+) from contadini who have been working traditionally for generations but were at risk of having to abandon or uproot their land. The indigenous Aglianico, Coda di Volpe, Greco and Fiano grapes are used to make a wide, ever evolving range of reds, whites and rosé, all bottled with distinctive labels designed by a tight-knit crew of local artists. Vinification is an instinctual, unique process each vintage. Each year, the wine ends up where Antonio feels it needs to be. In very rare cases and only if deemed absolutely necessary, a small dose of sulfur is added at bottling. Otherwise the wine is bottled as-is.

Description c/o Louis Dressner Selectiions