Taurasi Ognostro Fiano, Marco Tinessa
Marco Tinessa’s winemaking career grew out of an obsession with natural wine and a love affair with the Campanian denomination of Taurasi. His debut project began with the acquisition of a single vineyard of Aglianico near Montemarano. Ognostro came to be thanks to the help of Marco’s mentor and friend, none other than the iconic Frank Cornelissen, whose eponymous winery in Sicily has become a standard-bearer for Italian natural wines. So close was this partnership that Marco in fact vinified all of his wines in Frank’s cellar right up to the 2017 vintage.
Producer Marco Tinessa
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic viticulture. The grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. Two days skin maceration is then followed by indigenous yeast fermentation and bottled with minimal S02.
Grapes Fiano di Avellino
Region Sicily, Italy
Tasting Notes A weighty and complex palate of golden orchard fruit, spice and balsamic notes make this white a bold beauty.