Gianmarco Antonuzzi and Clémentine Bouveron tend around 14 hectares of land, with vineyards amongst olive groves, chestnut trees, shrubs and oaks. Sat around Lago di Bolsena near Gianmarco’s childhood town of Gradoli in Lazio’s north, the soils are volcanic, rich in iron and minerals. Vines are planted at a density of up to 10,000 plants per hectare. Everything is done by hand, with careful attention to the needs of each plant and while biodynamic principles are employed, the approach here goes above and beyond.
The 2020 Litrozzo Rosso is a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot that were destemmed and spent just a few days on skins, before being pressed off to tank to rest until bottling in spring. This really impresses with gentle floral notes, a cascade of black and blueberries with a hint of earth and funk. A little chill is definitely recommended and with it’s plush fruit and tickle of tannin, this wine is a seriously good easy-drinking vibe!