Around the volcanic, endorheic Lake Bolsena vines have been cultivated since time immemorial; in one of the towns cropped up just upland from the lake – Ischia di Castro – a new winemaking endeavor honors the kind of environment in which their wines are raised. For “Geremi,” a project started by brother-sister duo Miriam & Renato Mareschi work, this looks like silky, mineral driven wines replete with the coastal scrub and nearly sulphuric elements of the soil in which their vines are planted, is their goal. That is: wines with life that marry fire and brimstone with lift and silkier, lighter fruit. Typical grape varieties for the region run their range: Grechetto, Aleatico, Sangiovese, Cesanese, Malvasia, Trebbiano Toscano, etc. It is a young project but their zero/zero wines have proven to be very impressive out of the gates, making the most of their unique ecosystem, caught between the Tyrrhenian Sea and their volcanic lake.
Lazio, Italy. An electric, wintry rosé of Aleatico, Grechetto Rosso, and a touch of Sangiovese. Direct pressed and bottled unfined, unfiltered, no SO2.