Grapes: Procanico and Ansonica
Viticulture: Natural Wine / Organic Farming
A roughly even blend of Procanico and Ansonica that spent ten days on skin and a year in chestnut casks
This is the most elegant and mineral of her wines, with complex flavours of fruit and flowers, fine tannins and a clean, salty finish.
Trish lives in a small cottage in Località Gazzetta on the hills above the village of Bolsena in Lazio’s north. In this beautiful spot with views across Lago di Bolsena she farms two hectares of old vineyards planted with Procanico and Ansonica, with a little Malvasia and Moscato scattered throughout. The lake is one of the largest volcanic lakes in Europe and is blessed with an interesting microclimate due to the special wind patterns created by this great mass of water as it heats and cools. The vineyards sit between the Mediterranean Sea and the Apennine Mountains, which makes for a temperate climate kept fresh by mountain breezes. The soils, mainly ash and sand of volcanic origins, possess an interesting minerality that each variety expresses differently.