2018 Montepulciano/Sangiovese 'Rosso Piceno'De Angelis
This family-run estate is situated in Castel di Lama in the Ascoli Piceno region, in southernmost Marche, with vineyard holdings (45 ha) straddling the Abruzzo line. The main vineyard, in Offida, is hilly (280m-350m), with eastern exposure and a loose clay soil. First planted in the 1950s, the winery is managed today by proprietor/winemaker Quinto Fausti and his son Alighiero. Gambero Rosso notes that the Faustis practice “rigorous quality selection of the fruit,” ensuring that their whites and reds are among the finest values in Italy. All wines are fermented with native yeasts and adds a max of 80mg/L of Sulphur. Certified Organic.
70% Montepulciano & 30% Sangiovese. Fermented in stainless steel and aged four months in steel & six months in bottle before release. As the Gambero Rosso puts it: “the Rosso Piceno is a consumer’s dream, straightforward but delicious and a pleasure to drink.”