Andrea Occhipinti fell in love with the vineyards of Gradoli while he was at the Agrarian University of Tuscia, so much so that they became the subject of his master thesis in 2004. Soon after graduating, Andrea was able to purchase few hectares of vineyards planted in the 1990’s. They are set at 450 meters above sea level on the volcanic slopes of Lake Bolsena, the biggest volcanic lake in Europe. Situated just one hour north of Rome, the lake provides a unique microclimate that together with the particular terroir and Andrea’s objective to preserve and promote the local indigenous varietals, Aleatico and Grechetto Rosso, produces wines with the
flavour of tradition and the effervescence of innovation.
A perfect summer red with notes of pepper, mulberry, cherry and minerals. In the mouth it is fresh, but above all savoury, fruity, crunchy and satisfying. Excellent if served slightly chilled.
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Gradoli, Lazio, Italy
Alea Viva 2018 12.5%
Certified organic, vegan