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Ficomontanino "Noble Kara" Rosato di Toscano 2020


no added sulfur

Country: Italy 

Region: Tuscany

Type: Red Wine 

Grape: Sangiovese

Maria Sole’s farm is called Ficomontanino (roughly, "Little Fig Mountain"). It is a property her grandfather acquired in the 1960s as a place to produce olive oil and breed horses. Situated in the far southeast of Tuscany near the town of Chiusi, Ficomontanino is administratively part of the region, but geographically and spiritually it speaks to both Umbria and Lazio whose borders are mere kilometers away.

Named after one of Maria Sole’s grandfather’s favorite horses, “Noble Kara” isure Sangiovese from three different parcels on the property—Ficomontano, Melogranino, and Campo Cavalli. This vivacious wine spends 24 hours macerating on its skins before pressing and fermentation, which takes place in stainless steel via naturally occurring yeasts and with no temperature control. As with all her wines, Maria Sole bottles “Noble Kara” without fining or filtration, and with a minimum of sulfur.

A deeply colored Rosato with aromas of cherries, tart wild berries and a touch of forest floor. Lightly tannic on the palate, with cherry, sour citrus and black tea notes.