Fattoria di Sammontana, Primo Fuoco Rosato
A mega rosé made from Merlot, it's a wonderfully tense and mineral, almost salty rosé.
Place: Tuscany, Italy
Made by Daniele & Dario, the fourth generation at this biodynamic Tuscan estate. Within the range they make a balanced mix of traditional Sangioveses along with experimental wines vinified in clay amphoras.
All of the grapes are estate-grown and located all around their property. The soils are pretty consistent around most parcels - limestone and an alluvial influence, very stony, gravelly, a soil where not much else but their vines and olive trees can thrive. The farming has been organic since the first generation in the 1860’s (though officially certified since 2012), and biodynamic across all 16 hectares since 2012.