De Conti Rosso Appassimento


for the equivalent of £11.75 a bottle

Grower: Cielo e Terra
Grape Variety: Negroamaro / Primitivo
Style: Ripe and Spice
Country: Italy
Appellation: Veneto
Vintage: 2020/21
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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De Conti Rosso Appassimento
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Ruby red in colour with marked highlights. A rich bouquet with notes of matured and dry fruit, dried plums. Harmonious, balanced flavour. This shows ripe black cherry and chocolate notes and is super smooth with vibrant acidity. Intense and rich with soft and velvety tannins on a very long finish features the typical notes of the Appassimento technique, that is raisins and spice.

Cielo e Terra has two strong roots here in the Veneto region in north-eastern Italy. The first is the Cielo family: a 4 generations story. The second, the cooperative of Cantine dei Colli Berici, with more than 2000 vinegrowers associated. In 1908 Giovanni Cielo, the founder, purchased a small estate in Montorso, just overlooking the Castles of Romeo and Juliet. Grandfather Pietro developed the wine business and saved the estate during the war. He was a great communicator, deeply committed to social responsibility. Meanwhile, after the war, local vinegrowers, decided to band together and set up a cooperative, the Cantine dei Colli Berici S.c.a. The Cielo third generation, Giovanni, Renzo and Piergiorgio, took the reins in the 1960s. Innovation and commitment made the winery well reputed all across Italy. With the fourth generation, Pierpaolo and Luca, the Cielo winery joined Cantine dei Colli Berici and was renamed Cielo e Terra (Sky and Earth). This is a successful union between a family company and a cooperative.



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