Cantina Giardino, ‘Re’ Vino Rosso, 2020Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Six friends decided to join forces making wine around the mountain town of Irpinia in the coastal southern region of Campania. The focus of Cantina Giardino is reviving old vineyards sites in the area, and putting the spotlight on the local, traditional varieties. The farmers of these sites, locally called contadini, were often in danger of having to leave or uproot their vineyards; Giardino has been making efforts to bring sustainability back to the area. The quirks of their winemaking often stem from the variety of their ageing vessels, which relies on instinct over formula. In the cellar, the wines are created naturally, with small doses of sulphur added. Their labels are pronounced, all designed by local artists.
‘Re’ is part of their line of wines called “Nature,” where the -RE- takes the last two letters of this word. The fruit gets destemmed and macerates for three weeks, and goes on to age in chestnut for nine months before release. The wine receives no sulphur; it’s natural as can be.