2018 Rabasco Lu Cuntaden Rosé
The Rabasco estate is located in Pianella, in the heart of beautiful Abruzzo. The four hectare plot holds the wonderful fortune to have never been treated by chemicals, something rare for this region, or anywhere in the world for that matter. They farm predominantly Montepulciano, Abruzzo’s famed varietal, but also several rows of Trebbiano. Between the vines they grow olives and other signifiers of soil health and biodiversity.
The Lu Cuntaden rosé is made solely of Montepulciano grapes. Left to macerate for a short time and aged in stainless, Montepulciano is a very friendly grape when it's treated lightly and without age and this reflects as such. Bursting with fruit - cherries, sour plums, blueberries, garlanded with bay leaves. A little amaro edge on the back palate makes for a truly enjoyable and complex rosato.
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2018 Rabasco Lu Cuntaden Rosé
What is natural wine?
The philosophy of natural wine is one of minimal-intervention, from vineyard to cellar. Natural wines are made using quality grapes, generally grown using organic and biodynamic practices, however vineyards may not always be certified as such due to the restrictive nature of these certification systems. Natural wines in most cases won't be filtered or fined, processes which generally involve the use of animal products.
Are your wines vegan friendly?
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Are your wines chemical free?
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