Monte di Grazia "Melogna" Field Blend, Campania Italy
Organic, hand harvested, minimal intervention
What. A. Treat. Monte di Grazia, tucked in the mountains of Campania, has some of the only pre-phylloxera vines in Italy that are well over 100 years old. This is fun, lively wine and my favorite bottle to come on the list in some time. It smells like the first days of spring, when you can suddenly sense that the ground under your feet is alive and ready to start bursting- I get fresh grass, a bit of mud, cherry and cranberry. The palate is more of that life- a slight natty tingle, easy tannins, and plenty of cranberry, blueberry, and earth.