Formica Pazza Rosé 2019, Colleformica

Formica Pazza Rosé 2019, Colleformica

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Country: Italy

Region: Lazio

Type: Sparkling Rosé

Viticulture: Natural Winemaking / Organic Farming 

Grape: Sangiovese

Volcanic Sparkling Rosé!

This funky sparkling rosato is not for the faint-hearted, made with 100% Sangiovese (spontaneous fermentation, no skin contact), it’s pretty wild on the nose and deeply fruity on the palate with an almost sour beer quality to it. You can definitely taste the volcanic soil in this one, and despite it’s unusual flavours, it’s absolutely refreshing and so moreish.

Former engineer Sergio Bombetti and son Paulo tend to their family vineyard Colleformica 40km south-east of Rome near the town of Velletri. The pair split their time between this little country house and Rome, where Paolo also runs a B&B. For more than a century, the family have cultivated a modest three-hectare stretch of vines, olive trees and vegetable gardens. Their orange trees produce the tastiest taroccos we’ve ever tried. It’s all about the soil here which is, believe it or not, volcanic – thanks to a former lake that grew out of a former crater of a now very much extinct volcano on the same site. An incredibly unique terroir that is beautifully reflected in a small range of very thoughtful easy-drinking wines

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