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Calafata

Toscano Bianco 'Gronda' 2022

$28.00

Toscano Bianco 'Gronda' 2022

Calafata

Toscano Bianco 'Gronda' 2022

$28.00

70% Vermentino, 10% Malvasia, 10% Trebbiano and 10% Moscato.


The winery was founded by “10 crazy friends,” explains Mauro Montanaro, none of which had any experience in farming or wine making. “We fell in love with the area, the old vines, the olive groves, but we also wanted to have a social cause. We were the first winery to be a Società Cooperativa Sociale in Tuscany, helping kids that were in exile, kids that had drug problems, mental issues, or wanted to begin a life again after being in jail. We’re now a big crazy group.” This takes place in the charming sea and mountain growing area around the charming town of Lucca, where Tuscany borders southern Liguria.

Calafata has 9 hectares of vineyards, and 3 hectares of olive groves; an additional 8 hectares are dedicated to farming all kinds of vegetable delights, including the Slow Food awarded local red beans (Fagioli Rossi di Lucca) and some of the best Borlotti we’ve had (and we know beans!). 

The Luccanese (from around Lucca) soils are ancient, composed mostly of limestone and clay; much different from the more recent soils of nearby Lunigiana. This gives the wines more tension and freshness, but also a balsamic quality. Lots of red fruits and flowers in the wines, with alcohol levels at 11-12.5%.

- PortoVino