Le Coste, Pizzicante Rosato 2018
Another absolute cracker here from Le Coste. Pizzicante is a sparkling rosato made from Aleatico, Sangiovese and Merlot. Made using the traditional saignée method and fermented in cuve, the juice is then transferred to bottle to finish fermentation and rested on the lees for eighteen months before disgorgement. The end result, a lively, vinous bottle of bubbles with gorgeous aromatics and no shortage of energy.
The Le Coste duo are Clementine Bouveron and Gianmarco Antonuzzi who met in France while working for the guru Gerard Schueller in Alsace, France. The pair spent over 2years working with some of France’s most renowned producers before deciding to move back to Gianmarco’s village of Gradoli in Lazio’s north. Since moving back the pair have reinvigorated local grapes and are now making some of the most respected and original wines in the Natural Wine game.
Producer: Le Coste
Region: Lazio, Italy
Grapes: Aleatico, Sangiovese and Merlot
Size: 75cl bottle