Cellar Releases from Lago di Bolsena, Italy
Le Coste, the project of Clementine Bouveron and Gianmarco Antonuzzi, have recently released a small selection of their more cellar worthy bottles from their cave in Lazio, Italy. We are lucky to have a few.
A hauntingly ethereal expression of carbonically macerated Aleatico from the Alea Jacta Est vineyard. This wine has only been produced once before, in 2010, and quickly became a thing of legend. Incredibly delicate, with an intensely rosey nose that literally jumps out of the glass.
Procanico, the Lazian version of Trebbiano, taken to complex textural extremes in the hands of the masters.
Pinot Noir cuttings from Bruno Schueller, Clementine and Gianmarco’s former boss, that were then planted in Bolsena. This is perhaps one of the headiest Pinots one is likely to drink in their lifetime.
Alea VV 2015
A case study in the noble potential of Aleatico—wine for both a special occasion with a loved one, or an all in fuck it moment on a Monday night with friends.