2021 Annesanti 'Raspato' Pét Nat Rosato
A truly natural wine- this is organically and biodynamically farmed, hand harvested, with no fining, no filtration and no sulfur additions. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, of course. Vines are grown on clay soils, 350m above sea level. As a Pétillant Naturel wine, it is bottled before the primary fermentation is complete, so the fermentation process continues in the bottle to produce a natural spritz. "Raspo" is stem in Italian, a reference to the whole cluster fermentations Francesco employs to create this singular bubbly.
The fruit is mostly Sangiovese, but the must of some Aleatico is used to create the secondary fermentation in the bottle.
Fresh, fruity and lively, with flavors of peach, strawberry, grapefruit, blood orange and green apple, with hints of yeast and creaminess. Drinks like a rosé mixed with a great dry cider and a hint of kombucha.