Rapillo, Cesanese Rosso (NV)

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Neighborhood Character
This fun red could well be the mascot wine for DUMBO; this elephant is unforgettable

GRAPE: 100% estate Cesanese (a lesser-known varietal from Lazio, Italy), grown in volcanic soil

FUNDAMENTALS: Organic, biodynamic practices. All stainless vinification, native yeast, low sulfur

PROFILE: Fresh, medium body, dry, juicy-earthy quality, bramble berries, a touch of mushroomy earthiness, soft tannins. Serve with a light chill.

PAIRINGS: This will ace anything from the grill, but it's awfully nice on its own, too

FUN FACT: Rapillo offers village wines that were previously were only sold in growlers to the locals. The word 'Rapillo' means serrated in Italian. This is craggy, nearly inhospitable volcanic terrain, nowhere near an Autogrille (if you know, you know...)

 

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