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Leonardo Bussoletti Ramici Ciliegiolo di Narni 2016

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Winemaker Notes

Ciliegiolo from Umbria is a leaner grape with more finesse than its Tuscan counterpart. This gives the wines a fresher and brighter drinkability. The softer tannin structure and lighter acidity make creating an ageable wine difficult. Leonardo is working on selecting the best clones and planting sites to create wine with great ageability.

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James Suckling
This is an overt, pretty, early-drinking style of red complete with citrus and black raspberries. Light to medium body, zesty acidity and a bright finish.
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Leonardo Bussoletti

Leonardo Bussoletti

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Leonardo Bussoletti, Italy
After spending most of his life promoting other winemakers, Leonardo Bussoletti decided to start his own winery in his native Umbria. Located in southern Umbria about 45 minutes from Rome, Leonardo focuses on Trebbiano, Grechetto, and the oft-forgotten Ciliegiolo. Inspired by his passion for Burgundy, Bussoletti strives to create wines with great depth and elegance.
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Centered upon the lush Apennine Range in the center if the Italian peninsula, Umbria is one of the few completely landlocked regions in Italy. It’s star red grape variety, Sagrantino, finds its mecca around the striking, hilltop village of Montefalco. The resulting wine, Sagrantino di Montefalco, is an age-worthy, brawny, brambly red, bursting with jammy, blackberry fruit and earthy, pine forest aromas. By law this classified wine has to be aged over three years before it can be released from the winery and Sagrantino often needs a good 5-10 more years in bottle before it reaches its peak. Incidentally these wines often fall under the radar in the scene of high-end, age-begging, Italian reds, giving them an almost cult-classic appeal. They are undoubtedly worth the wait!

Rosso di Montefalco, on the other had, is composed mainly of Sangiovese and is a more fruit-driven, quaffable wine to enjoy while waiting for the Sagrantinos to mellow out.

Among its green mountains, perched upon a high cliff in the province of Terni, sits the town of Orvieto. Orvieto, the wine, is a blend of at least 60% Trebbiano in combination with Grechetto, with the possible addition of other local white varieties. Orvieto is the center of Umbria’s white wine production—and anchor of the region’s entire wine scene—producing over two thirds of Umbria’s wine. A great Orvieto will have clean aromas and flavors of green apple, melon and citrus, and have a crisp, mineral-dominant finish.

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Beyond the usual suspects, there are hundreds of red grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent single varietal wines, while others are better suited for use as blending grapes. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics, as well as aroma and flavor profiles, offering much to be discovered by the curious wine lover. In particular, Portugal and Italy are known for having a multitude of unique varieties but they can really be found in any region.

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