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Malauva
Rosso In Comune 2022

  • Region Umbria, Italy
  • Grapes Chardonnay & Sangiovese
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites
  • ABV 12.50%
  • Size 750ml

About the Wine

An enchanting wine which lies somewhere in-between the light red & dark rosato world. Light, bright and mineral driven with notes of ripe raspberries and stone fruits which burst on the palate, sitting alongside a bitter, herbal edge and a bloody streak of minerality. Serve this one lightly chilled, preferably in the sunshine!

Made in collaboration with Elisa and Giovanni’s friends Ajola (Jacopo Battista) and Gazzetta (Trish Nelson). They’ve been farming a vineyard together for about 4 years, and each vintage one of group takes turns to make the wine in their cellar. The 2022 Rosso in Commune was made using direct press Chardonnay that then gets passed through the skins of Sangiovese. An exciting, unique wine made by innovative winemakers.

About Malauva

Elisa Cortese and Giovanni Adua’s story begins in the Summer of 2011. The couple quit their jobs, bought a camper and immersed themselves in the Italian countryside, exploring organic farming, sustainable living, and natural wine. Working with Le Coste along the way. They fell in love with a lifestyle based on the close link between nature and man.

Skip to 2017, Elisa and Giovanni bought an old stone house with the aim to restore it along with 6 hectares of land made up of vineyards, olive trees and woods. Located in Castel Giorgio, on the edge of the Alfina volcanic plateau about 550m above sea level, at the crossroads of Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria. It was here that Malauva was born. 

The project aims to create a small diversified ecosystem, in which vineyards, olive trees, vegetable gardens and animals are all co-existing in harmony.  The varieties grown are those typical to the region, Procanico, Drupeggio, Trebbiano, Sangiovese and more. Elisa and Giovanni have quickly found their stride making wines with a strong identity and compelling drinkability. With a strong start, the couple surely have an exciting exciting future ahead.

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