A new cuvée for us - this is Tunia's 'Contrappunto,' a young, fresh Italian red of Sangiovese/Cab. Sauv. with lively acid and a kind of perfect all-around character (florality, light-medium body, easing tannins, and a palate with both red fruit and an herbaceous spring) that rewards both fast and slow drinking. A perfect summer red for any dinner table from one of our Tuscan favorites! <3
From the Tunia website, some background:
"Contrappunto was born from the idea of producing a lively red wine, meant to be drunk young. Easy to say, less to do, given the characteristics of our grapes (low yield, concentration, great structure). The concept was to choose plots of Sangiovese and Cabernet that had the same degree of ripeness, so that they could be vinified together in steel. In order avoid excessive structure and tannins in the wine, the Cabernet was pressed directly into the fermentation tank - only the must, no skins. After fermentation, the aging also took place in steel. This unique co-fermentation process of two grape harvests, which then ferment together, suggested the name: Contrappunto. In music, contrappunto is the “technique” where one starts from two distinct melodies, and manages to create a third distinct melody, perfectly harmonized from the initial first two."