Aleatico, Podere Gualandi
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Aleatico, Podere Gualandi - 2021

Item # 38344 750mL

Aleatico is a highly aromatic red grape variety grown in central Italy. Typically, it is a blending grape however when you find it on its own you're in for a treat. Medium-bodied, dry yet redolent of mixed flowers.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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An unpopular grape variety that has a lot to offer, the Aleatico grape is said to be originally from Tuscany, but researchers argue that it has Greek origins. In central Italy, Aleatico is made in small quantities, usually for blending, but also for making dessert wine such as passito. So it is always a treat to get a 100% Aleatico dry wine. Extremely aromatic, Aleatico will remind you of muscat blanc. Following a non-interventionist winemaking philosophy, including pressing the grapes manually, archaeologist and winemaker Giudo Gualanti has created a charming aromatic medium body wine with red berry and floral notes . Get your bottle before it's gone!

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Glossary

Aleatico

Aleatico is a red-skinned member of the Muscat family of grapes. It is used in the production of sweet dessert-styled wines, both fortified and not. It grows predominantly in Puglia (Apulia), in the heel of the boot of southern Italy, and on the Island of Elba (to which Napoleon was exiled for life; legend has it that drinking Aleatico wine was the only enjoyable part of Napoleon’s lengthy stay). The berries are a bright, almost bluish-red color with assertive aromas of roses, lychee fruit, and...

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Tuscany

When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding. The term “Super Tuscans”...

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