Altura Rosso Saverio Isola del Giglio 2018

  • $68.00

The Altura project is an homage to the island of Giglio and how it tranformed Francesco Carfagna's life. For those unfamiliar with Giglio it's a small island 10 miles off the coast of Tuscany and only accessible by water ferry. The island is small, mostly mountaneous and 90% covered in vegetation. While it densly populated in the summer, fewer than 600 people live there year round. Francesco Carfagna is one of them.

This wine is a blend of 13 co-planted varietals including some white grapes. Isolated on the south side of the island, the only way to access the vines is to take a small dirt road that can only be navigated with four wheel drive then walk down to the vineyard. During harvest, cases are walked back up to the truck. Maceration lasts for over a year, this is a dense and dark Mediterranean red. Fans of full throttle Châteauneuf-du-Pape should be loading up on this super distinctive wine.