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Colli di Luni Rosso DOC ‘Auxo’

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Tasting Notes

-This great value, entry level red wine from Lunae is a Sangiovese-based blend which is typical of the Colli di Luni red wines, due to its proximity to Tuscany. Colli di Luni is in fact one of the few DOC appellations that straddles over two regions: the easternmost part Liguria (La Spezia) and neighboring  coastal Tuscany (Massa Carrara). Everything about the Colli di Luni represents the transition between Liguria and Tuscany – the geography, the grape varieties, the wine styles. The key red-wine grape here is Tuscany’s principal red-wine grape Sangiovese, which forms the base (at least 50%) of any Colli di Luni rosso. A number of local varieties add their own unique twist to these blend, notably Canaiolo, Pollera Nera and Ciliegiolo. Sangiovese from this milder climate is usually more fruity than Sangiovese grown in Tuscany.

‘Auxo’ is a Greek word meaning ‘to grow, to develop’, a verb that moves nature and drives the wine-makers passion. Deep ruby red in color (given by the Cannaiolo and Ciliegiolo grapes), with an intense bouquet typical of Marasca cherry and red berries. Light and balanced, with a fresh and pleasantly astringent finish. It pairs beautifully with rich pasta dishes and red meat, stewed or grilled.

- 2010 vintage was rated 88 points BEST VALUE by Wine Spectator Magazine (featured on the front cover of the April 2014 issue)

- 2012 vintage rated 92 points by Wine Review Online

Winery

Cantine Lunae Bosoni

Region

Liguria

Varietal

70% Sangiovese, 15% Cannaiolo, 15% Ciliegiolo

Location of Vineyards

Ortonovo and Castelnuovo Magra

Type of Cultivation

Sustainable

Vinification

Hand harvested. 10 days on the skins followed by 10 months in large oak barrels.

Alcohol Content

12.5%

Total Production

80,000 bottles

Oenologist

Diego and Paolo Bosoni