A liquid snapshot of the Marche in Italy.
La Distesa typically makes white wines, and Nocenzio is their only red wine. This combination of Montepulciano, Sangiovese, with just a smidgeon of Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines thrived on a mixture of clay and limestone soils, giving it plenty of snappy minerality. The fruit is sourced from two plots in the villages of Castelli di Jesi: Cupramontana and San Paolo di Jesi.
- Corrado Dottori is originally from San Michele, but was raised in Milan before returning to his family’s property after a career in finance.
- La Distesa is located in San Michele on the outskirts of Cupramontana in the Marche.
- The property has 8.5 hectares of vines, and is also a working farm, with six hectares of barley/wheat/legumes and a couple hectares of olive trees with a small vegetable garden.
- For Corrado, his wines are a way for him to express himself and pour people a glass of something that makes them feel good.
- Orchiette e Cime di Rapa (Orchiette with Broccoli Rabe.)
- Landscape photography.
- Outdoor dinner parties.