Alepa Rosso, Paola Riccio
Paola Riccio is known as "Mrs Pallagrello" a grape that comes in both Nero and Bianco as it's the main variety found in her vineyards. The estate is based around her colonial house which holds many memories of her summer holidays growing up and where she could escape and be with nature, picking blackberries with her dog.
Located in the Campania hillsides, she has been producing wine since 1993 but her first official harvest was in 2003. Paola manages the vineyards herself through a range of sustainable/organic techniques and uses cover crops to increase biodiversity. Known for her flair and quirky methods all the wines in her portfolio see ingenious yeasts, spontaneous fermentation and extended age to create truly unique and one of a kind experiences.
Don't let the traditional style of label fool you this wine has a wild side.
Producer Paola Riccio
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic uncertified. Grapes are hand-harvested, both go through fermentations with indigenous yeasts. The Pallagrello Nero is from the 2010 vintage that has been kept in stainless steel tanks. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the 2017 vintage. They have been blended together in 2019 and finished unfined, and unfiltered.
Grapes Pallagrello Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Campania, Italy
Tasting Notes Full of dark fruits, rich cassis and Italian herbs of oregano. Mixing the vintages has added complexity and kept the wines finesse. A unique and must-try natural style of wine.