Organic. Ripe fruits, violets, fresh, smooth, minerals, tannins
Grape: Cesanese, Montepulciano
About the winemaker
A pioneer of organic viticulture in Italy and something of a local hero in the Latina province of Lazio. Marco has experimented with sustainable viticulture since the time of his ascent to the estate’s helm in 1986, and formally converted his family’s storied property to organics in 1994. Carpineti’s philosophy is to focus on lesser-known native varieties such as Bellone and two clones of Greco (locally known as Moro and Giallo), which have almost disappeared from the region, as well as the hyper-local and Nero Buono di Cori, Montepulciano and Cesenese. His approach to farming is one of respect for the land, its history, and longevity, incorporating biodynamics and a “no-till” philosophy so as to not disrupt the soil.