"100% Piedirosso from a single vineyard at 230–300 m above sea level on sandy, tufaceous soils. Fermented and aged on the fine lees in stainless steel for four months.
This is everything you want from a red wine on a dreary, cool day. Forget the heavy stuff to give you comfort. This has refreshing, bright raspberry fruit, minerally, earthy notes, silky tannins and a succulent red-fruit finish, all of that at only 12.5%. Finesse rather than power. 17/20 points. (WS)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Piedirosso is also known as Per 'e Palummo because during maturation, the original biotype stem turns a red color which is similar to a pigeon's leg. It is a typical Campanian or better yet, Neapolitan vine because it is mainly widespread in the volcanic areas of the province of Naples. Mr. Hervé Lorin, an antiquarian of wines, defined it this way: "Perfectly original, totally forgotten and wonderfully decadent. It is not only a great wine, but an authentic old fashioned Cru." Colle Rotondella is produced with grapes from the Camaldoli Estate.