Run by the talented Stella di Campalto, the 6 hectare San Giuseppe wine estate in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, is strewn with several soil types (volcanic, iron-rich, galestro, clay…). It was originally planted in 1992, became organic in 1996 and then biodynamic in 2002. Great attention is paid to harvesting the parcels of vines separately in order to capture the maximum fruit quality and soil expression, using gravity and a combination of large 38hl Austrian oak barrels and French oak barriques to vinify the juice as gently as possible.
Very pale red. Delicately spicy and herbal nuances complement red cherry and berries on the perfumed floral nose. Then similarly impressive in the mouth, with sneaky concentration and depth to the redcurrant, strawberry and floral flavors. Finishes long and suave, with saline nuances but enticing lovely sweetness. [93 Points, Ian D’Agata – April 2020, vinous.com]