Mirco Mariotti Rosato Set e Mez, fizzy, crisp, raspberries with a hint of lime
MARIOTTI ‘SÈT E MÈZ’ FORTANA DELL’EMILIA ROSATO
Beach vines! Beach wines! The unique Bosco Eliceo growing area has select cru vineyards - ultra 100 year old vines on native rootstock - that lie on Adriatic’s shores, and Mirco Mariotti is the long time curator of these historic vineyards. Combine the raw material, along with a local tradition of making frizzante m etodo ancestrale wines, and you got yourself something fun but also deeply part of the land and terroir. Unfiltered. The locals often give the lees a shak before drinking.
WHERE: Emilia-Romagna region, in the unique seacoast area of the Bosco Eliceo, the “one grand cru for the rare Fortana grape.”* Salty, sandy, windy, with alternating fog and sun makes for a dramatic place for vines to grow.
TASTE: Frizzante pressure, vinified bone dry. Tart red cherry, sea salt, high hats riffs of bitter quinine.
GROWING AREA: Bosco Eliceo.
FARMING: Practicing organic. VINEYARD: 5 Ha.
ALTITUDE: -1 m / -3 ft (first negative elevation wine we have).
SOILS: 89% sand, 7% clay, 4% lime.
VARIETIES: 100% Fortana.
VINE AGE: Extremely old vines. Almost 80 years old vines (planted in 1952), and ultra 100 year old vines on native rootstock (piede franco) . Some vines grow on the web-mother of all training systems:
YEASTS: first fermentation in tank with native yeasts and then second done in bottle with addition of grape must from same year. FERMENTATION:20days, withouttemperaturecontrol,1dayontheskins.
SULPHUR: 20 mg/L added. ALCOHOL: 11.5%.