A wonderful light/medium-bodied, super balanced crowd-pleaser, smooth texture, full of juicy red berries, and a magical watermelon finish!
Former engineer Sergio Bombetti and son Paulo tend to their family vineyard Colleformica 40km south-east of Rome near the town of Velletri. The pair split their time between this little country house and Rome, where Paolo also runs a B&B. For more than a century, the family have cultivated a modest three-hectare stretch of vines, olive trees and vegetable gardens. Their orange trees produce the tastiest taroccos we’ve ever tried. It’s all about the soil here which is, believe it or not, volcanic – thanks to a former lake that grew out of a former crater of a now very much extinct volcano on the same site. An incredibly unique terroir that is beautifully reflected in a small range of very thoughtful easy-drinking wines. This red has been known to baffle wine buffs in blind tastings, who liken it to hugely expensive Burgundies.