Rarefratte, Vespaiolo 2019Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
This project was begun by Cristian Moresco, who returned to the dreams he had as a boy in the countryside. After studying, he returned to his homeland in the Breganze zone of the Veneto, setting out to recover ancient grape varieties in danger of extinction. In 2012, he began this venture, making sure to stay away from industrial practices in the hopes of keeping the integrity of these ancient grapes. Respect for the vines and an environment where biodiversity can thrive is at the heart of the Rarefratte project. It’s the type of project where young people would not usually pursue a special interest.
Vespaiolo is a misunderstood variety. Not only was it recently on the verge of extinction, but it is more commonly associated with dessert wines. Due to the grape’s naturally high acidity, it does well as a balanced dessert wine, but not here!