Don't Pet Nat Me Rosé, DO.T.E
The story of do.t.e. wines began with Filippo Calabresi’s discovery of a vineyard in Cortona. In 2014, he recovered old plantings of Syrah and Viognier. Using grapes from 2 hectares acquired from Tenimenti d’Alessandro.
The name do.t.e. stands for ‘down to earth’, reflecting his mission statement to produce wine without the use of chemical substances in either the vineyard or cellar. For the most part, his wines are monovarietal, each showing a different interpretation of his rich and varied terroir. With this experimental approach, Filippo produces wines that can be anything from feather light and ethereal to deep and structured in texture.
Producer DO.T.E. Wines, Filippo Calabresi
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic viticulture. Syrah grapes are harvested and go through a light maceration and pressed, aged 5 months in steel, then blended with Sorbara, a grape traditionally used in Lambrusco.
Grapes Syrah, Sorbara
Region Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes Fine and spritzy bubbles, with flavours of grenadine, fresh red berries, lychee and cinnamon.