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Le Coste Bianco 2021

Le Coste Bianco 2021

Le Coste

Regular price $39.95 USD
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  • Place: Lake Bolsena, Lazio, Italy.
  • Grapes: Procanico, Malvasia, and Moscato.
  • Farming: Certified organic.
  • Winemaking: Extended maceration on the skins.
  • Style: Dry, orange wine, medium body.

Producer Profile

Le Coste is located in Gradoli, on the volcanic slopes of Lake Bolsena in Lazio, Italy. The estate spans about 14 hectares, of which three are dedicated to old vineyards of local varieties, while the rest are olive groves, chestnut trees, woods, and fields. The soil, rich in iron and minerals, is a testament to the volcanic activity of the region. This unique terroir imparts a distinct character to the wines of Le Coste.

The philosophy of Le Coste is deeply rooted in respect for the land. The vineyards are cultivated without the use of chemicals and in full respect of the environment, following biodynamic principles. This approach ensures that the vines are in harmony with the land, and the resulting wines are a true reflection of their origin.

The wines of Le Coste are a celebration of purity and simplicity. They are made without the addition of synthetic chemicals, cultivated yeasts, or other additives. The fermentation process is spontaneous, relying on the natural yeasts present on the grape skins. Aging is done in a mix of terracotta amphorae, large wooden barrels, and used French oak barrels, allowing the wines to breathe and develop without imparting excessive oak flavors.

Each wine from Le Coste tells a story. Whether it's the vibrant and fresh "Bianco," made from Procanico and Malvasia, or the deep and complex "Rosso," a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and local varieties, each bottle is an exploration of the land, the grape, and the vintage.

Wine Region

Lazio's geography is diverse, with coastal plains, rolling hills, and mountainous areas. The region is predominantly influenced by the Tyrrhenian Sea, which moderates the climate, ensuring warm summers and mild winters. This maritime influence, combined with the volcanic soils from ancient eruptions, creates a unique terroir that is both challenging and rewarding for viticulture.

Volcanic Soils: The soils of Lazio, particularly in areas around Lake Bolsena and the Alban Hills, are rich in volcanic ash, basalt, and tuff. These soils are well-draining and rich in minerals, imparting a distinct minerality to the wines.
Climate: Lazio enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The sea's proximity ensures that extreme temperatures are rare, making it ideal for grape cultivation. The region receives adequate rainfall, especially in the winter months, ensuring that the vines are well-nourished throughout the growing season.

Lazio is home to several indigenous grape varieties that have adapted to its unique terroir over centuries.

White Grapes:

Trebbiano: This is one of the most widely planted white grape varieties in Lazio. It produces fresh, light-bodied wines with crisp acidity.
Malvasia: Often blended with Trebbiano, Malvasia produces aromatic wines with floral and fruity notes.
Red Grapes:

Cesanese: Native to Lazio, Cesanese produces deeply colored wines with flavors of dark fruits, spices, and herbs.
Montepulciano: While more famous in Abruzzo, Montepulciano is also grown in Lazio, producing robust red wines with good tannic structure.

Typical Wines of Lazio

Frascati: Produced in the Alban Hills, Frascati is Lazio's flagship white wine. Made primarily from Malvasia and Trebbiano, it's known for its fresh, fruity character with hints of almonds and herbs.
Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone: This curiously named wine is a blend of Trebbiano, Malvasia, and Roscetto. It's a crisp, aromatic white wine with a fascinating history.
Cesanese del Piglio: A red wine made entirely from Cesanese, it boasts flavors of cherries, plums, and spices, often with a hint of earthiness.

Food and Wine Pairings in Lazio

Lazio's culinary tradition is as rich as its viticultural one. The region's wines are crafted to complement its food, creating a harmonious dining experience.

Frascati and Saltimbocca: The crisp acidity of Frascati cuts through the richness of Saltimbocca, a dish made of veal, prosciutto, and sage.
Cesanese del Piglio and Pasta all'Amatriciana: The spicy and fruity notes of Cesanese pair beautifully with the tangy tomato sauce and the savory pancetta in this classic pasta dish.
Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone and Fried Artichokes: The wine's acidity and aromatic profile complement the crispy, earthy flavors of the artichokes.

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