The Juice Box
This bundle is self-explanatory: super juicy wines to be served chilled.
from l to r:
(Piemonte, Italy) Cascina Zerbetta - Rossetto 2019
A unique and very light red or dark rosé, you decide. Though this estate primarily makes Barbera, Paolo has a tiny bit of Cabernet and Merlot planted on his property which he uses every year for this very young and experimental wine. Just a couple of hours on the skins gives it enough colour to qualify as a red but feels more like a deep rosé. Very interesting profile of spice cherry, almost cherry-cola(ish). Very fresh and vibrant. Made by Paolo Malfatti, a Piemonte native who planted his vines on previously unused land in Monferrato in the late 90's. In this picturesque corner of Italy's Northwest,vines grow alongside organic hazelnuts and wild plants.
(Tuscany, Italy) Fattoria di Sammontana - Alberese 2020
JUICY! This blend of red and white grapes yields a wine that is light, energetic, juicy, but that also has a streak of seriousness. Sangiovese and Trebbiano are fermented together with a very brief time on skins, and then aged in steel tanks. Red fruit profile, a mineral edge, and lovely savoury note. The perfect red for a warm day or night. Made by Daniele & Dario, the fourth generation at this Tuscan estate. Within the range they make a balanced mix of traditional Sangioveses along with experimental wines vinified in clay amphoras (see the orange wine section).
(Sicily, Italy) Valdibella - Dhyana 2020
A quirky and juicy rosé made from the hyper-local variety Perricone. The wine is textured, juicy, very enticing on the nose, and an unusual profile of watermelon and red berries. A rosé for all weathers, it is on the darker side yet totally dry and delicious. Made by the team at Valdibella, an impressive and inspiring cooperative based in Sicily's west who have a huge focus on biodiverse farmlands, an active social impact, and are part of the Addiopizzo anti-mafia movement.