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Cantine Olivella, 'Vipt' Vesuvio Piedirosso DOP 2021
Italy / Red

Cantine Olivella, 'Vipt' Vesuvio Piedirosso DOP 2021

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannin

Importer notes from North Berkeley Imports:

"Winemaker Andrea Cozzolino started his project in 2004, bringing with him some of his family’s historic vineyard holdings here in the Vesuvio National Park, a protected area that provides vines with an ideal biodiversity in which to thrive. Small vineyards dot this wild landscape, ranging from 900 to nearly 2,400 feet in altitude — this is fine winemaking that respects the natural landscape of Vesuvius while cultivating historic vines on soils that have known them for centuries.

‘Vipt’ is a word play; in Neapolitan dialect, the verb “vippere” means not just to drink, but to drink well and with pleasure. This certainly describes the joy one gets while sipping this pure Piedirosso, full of spice and ruby fruit and so much soul. Delicately aromatic, with hints of smoke as a nod to its volcanic soils; intensely flavorful blue and red fruit amaze, given how light bodied and fresh this wine is. A perfect, balanced red with tons of character."

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Vesuvio Piedirosso DOP
Region
Campania
Varieties
Piedirosso
Farming
Organic
Soil
Volcanic
Winemaking
Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented in tank by indigenous yeasts. Aged for 10 months in tank, then three months in bottle.