Lazio, Italy

Proprietor: Gian Marco Antonuzi, Clémentine Bouvéron
Year of Establishment: 2005
Size of Estate: 14 hectares with 8.4 hectares under vine.
Av. bottles/annum: 50,000

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Importer: Giorgio de Maria Fun Wines (info@giorgiodemaria.com)


The wines of Le Coste have a depth and energy that is matchless. Their complexity, intense minerality and sheer vividness falls completely into place when one meets Clémentine and Gianmarco, both of whom could be seen to be the definition of the word indefatigable. For over ten years the couple have worked tirelessly to create an incredible winery in Gradoli, a small town between Pisa and Rome from where Gianmarco’s family originated.

 

To describe the site as stunning is an understatement. The various vineyards sit perched some 600 meters above sea level, overlooking the wide expanse of blue that is Lake Bolsena. They are an incredibly unique collection of sites and medley of microclimates all set upon volcanic soil. There are over 20 separate parcels that they tend to, which are made up of many different soil compositions.


 

VINES

Le Coste

Size
2.5 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Volcanic
Varieties planted
Aleatico, greghetto (=sangiovese), procanico, moscato, malvasia, petino, romanesco, greco antico
Training system
Alberello / gobelet
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations and, in some years, manure
Pest control
Copper (less than 3kg/hectare a year), sulphur and plant infusions
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
Always farmed naturally

 

old vineyards of Gradoli

Size
5.9 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Rented
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Volcanic
Varieties planted
Aleatico, greghetto (=sangiovese), procanico, moscato, malvasia, petino, romanesco, greco antico
Training system
Cordon / guyot
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations and, in some years, manure
Pest control
Copper (less than 3kg/hectare a year), sulphur and plant infusions
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
10 years certified but much longer uncertified

 

Montefiascone

Size
TBA
% of your production
TBA
Several parcels where we choose grapes to buy
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Volcanic
Varieties planted
Aleatico, greghetto (=sangiovese), procanico, moscato, malvasia, petino, romanesco, greco antico, merlot, montepulciano, cabernet
Training system
Guyot
Fertilizer
Manure
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
5 years ago

 

 
 

Wines

Litrozzo Bianco 2014

2014
Variety/ies
Procanico (+malvasia, romanesco, pretino, greco antico…)
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
TBA
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
Fibreglass vats
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
No added sulphur

Bianco 2013

2013
Variety/ies
Procanico (+malvasia, romanesco, pretino, greco antico…)
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
TBA
Days of skin contact
7 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
220/500/1000 LITRE - 4 YEARS OLD BARRELS - for 9 MONTHS
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
No added sulphur

Litrozzo Rosso 2014

2014
Variety/ies
Greghetto rosso (Sangiovese), Ciliegiolo, Merlot
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
TBA
Days of skin contact
15 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
Fibreglass vats
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
No added sulphur

Rosso 2013

2013
Variety/ies
Greghetto rosso (Sangiovese), Ciliegiolo
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
TBA
Days of skin contact
20 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
600/1800 LITRE - VERY OLD BARRELS - for 9 MONTHS
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
No sulphur added