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Mirco Mariotti Surliétext
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Mirco Mariotti Surlié 2019

Emilia-Romagna, ItalyMirco Mariotti makes natural wines in the Bosco Eliceo area in the eastern part of Emilia-Romagna. The vines grow 300 meters from the Adriatic sea and many are well over 100 years old. They are gnarly non-grafted vines with roots that dig as deep as two meters in the sandy soil and into the aquifer below. Mariotti’s wines are named after local card games the locals play. This comes from 50-100-year-old Fortana vines, destemmed and on skins for 10 days before a native ferment and 2 months in cement tank. It then goes to bottle for a second ferment. Strung with balsamic, this dry fizz is bright and lofted with wild plum, downy violets, on an astringent, grippy palate. Super natural, and very Lambrusco-esque, this would be fun with a chill and charcuterie platter.Tasted: 24 June 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 27.00 private wine shops Producer: Mirco MariottiDistributors: Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Grape: FortanaCSPC: 61353