This rustic red pairs well with picnics.
Azienda Agricola Rapillo Rosso Cesanese is composed exclusively of Cesanese, a varietal indigenous to Italy’s Lazio Wine region. This grape has been brought back from nearly fading into obscurity and was biodynamically farmed by the folks at Azienda Agricola on volcanic soils. A big, friendly, full-bodied red perfect for weeknight couch drinking sessions and picnics alike.
- It is highly likely that Cesanese was the red wine of ancient Rome, as the grape is said to have existed pre-Roman times.
- Cesanese grows exclusively in Italy, and can be found planted in the hillsides around Roma, and in small portions of Tuscany and Umbria.
- There are only 1500 acres left of this rare varietal.