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Alter Alea

Andrea Occhipinti


Regular price £18.00
Alter Alea

ALEATICO - 2017

GRADOLI, ITALY

ORGANIC | LOW INTERVENTION

Citrus, stone fruits, lychee and spice.  Bright and dry.

Andrea 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’s thesis in 2004. He was able to rent and purchase 4 hectares of vineyards planted in the 1990’s. They are 450 metres above sea level on the volcanic slopes of Bolsena Lake, the largest 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, produce wines with the flavour of tradition and the effervescence of innovation.

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