Vigne del Pellagroso & Andrea Marchetti

Light Red 2019

Light Red’s grapes are chemical free (no pesticides, no herbicides, etc.) and come from Vigne del Pellagroso estate vineyard (only 5,5 hectares) near Garda’s lake in Lombardy. The soils of the Morainic hills are characterized by a stratification of compact calcareous clay and high  salinity due to a mineral sedimentation left by an ancient glacier present 500,000 years ago. This wine is a field blend of different varieties co-harvested and processed all together (40% Merlot plus Cab Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Molinara and Rondinella). The must ferments in fiberglass tanks with indigenous yeast avoiding any kind of external additive. Bottled roughly 10 months after the harvest.

The short skin contact (2 days only) makes this wine the perfect thirst quencher, displaying some earthy and grippy notes, following the old school tradition of Garda’s lake winemaking. The Light Red is a minimal wine with no cellar manipulations. Unfined and unfiltered. Only 2.000 bottles have been produced from this harvest. Serve it slightly chilled but not too cold and let it breathe for a while.