2015 Mustilli Piedirosso Sannio

SKU #1276540 90 points Vinous

 Purple. Bright fruity aromas and flavors of fresh plums and blackberry are complicated by a violet note. Lively acidity lifts and extends the dark berry and grapy flavors on the long back end, which is bright and juicy. A very pretty, floral, easy-to-drink version of Piedirosso devoid of any of the green streaks that often plague lesser wines made with this variety. The hot year undoubtedly helped the Piedirosso reach optimal physiologic ripeness.  (11/2016)

K&L Notes

The Mustilli family has been making wine in the town of Sant'Ageta dei Goti for over five centuries and are the only winery in the area. With great respect for tradition, they only work with indigenous grapes. Production notes from the winery: "Piedirosso is planted in the organically farmed Pozzillo block, which occupies a small 2 hectares. Low yields and manual harvest around the end of October. Grapes are immediately de-stemmed and crushed. Premaceration at 10 degrees Celsius. Fermentation for about 15 days in stainless steel at moderate temperatures (around 24 degrees C) to maintain freshness. Maturation in stainless steel for 2-3 months with batonnage. Lightly fined, unfiltered, and a small S02 addition prior to bottling. 3 months in bottle prior to release."

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Staff Image By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/24/2016 | Send Email
While Aglianico garners most of the attention when it comes to the red wines of Campania, Piedirosso definitely takes a back seat. Mustilli, however, produces one of the best and we are pleased to offer this wine. Aromas of black fruit, lavender and volcanic soil flow from the glass followed by a delicious mix of red plum and blackberry fruit. A fine acidic spine at the core keeps this wine lively from start to finish. This is an intriguing red from Campania that's definitely worth seeking out. All of the Mustilli wines are organic and fermented with indigenous yeasts so those looking for organic wines will definitely want to pick up a bottle or two.

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