Purveyors of fine grape juice
2017 Vini Di Giovanni Chiaretto umbria, italy
$42

The shepherd that makes wine.
So excited to have these in the shop.
Giovanni Battista Mesina and his ancestors mainly raised sheep to produce milk, wool cheese and meat. Now, he's making wine as well. The vineyard land is tiny, as of 2017 only 3 hectares total. Vernaccia Rossa are the primary red grapes while Vermentino is the white grape of choice thanks to Giovanni's Sardinian heritage and pride that comes with it. 2017 was Giovanni's first bottled production. Before this, the wines were made strictly for home consumption and direct sales to locals.
This is 90% Vernaccia Rossa with 10% Ciliegiolo. It is made in stainless steel and cement, with no sulfur.

Origin umbria, italy
Year 2017
Varietal red blend
Style fresh & alive