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Calafata

Sangiovese 'Iarsera' 2019

$29.00

Sangiovese 'Iarsera' 2019

Calafata

Sangiovese 'Iarsera' 2019

$29.00

Agricola Calafata’s farm is just outside of the charming small town of Lucca, where Tuscany borders southern Liguria. 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.”

The Luccanese soils are very ancient, composed mostly of limestone and clay; much different from the more recent soils of nearby Lunigiana. All the wines have good tension and a freshness to them, but also a balsamic quality. These wine are neither shy nor scream, and that's part of their charm.

Iasera is the name of this bottling, local slang for Ieri sera / last night. “We drink this a night often, with a plate of pasta and a dish of beans and vegetables from our garden,” one of the members smilingly said. 

-PortoVino