'A Vita, IGP Calabria Rosato 2021Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Depending how you look at it, ‘A Vita can either be viewed as a lifetime or ‘from life.’ Either way you see it, this small winery is bringing a breath of fresh air to the most southerly region on the boot—Calabria. Dup Francesco and Laura de Franco farm in the DOC of Ciro, straddling the area between the Ionian sea and the Sila mountains. The area is known more so for its bulk wine, though ‘A Vita makes about 2000 cases in total. Their approach to farming and winemaking is minimal as they bring an overlooked region into the world spotlight.
The Gaglioppo fruit comes from a vineyard right near the Ionian Sea. The juice undergoes the saignee method after 12 hours on its skins yielding a darker rosato with a brickish hue. Its salty with a tannin kick, a fairly accurate representation of Mediterranean rose.