Tre Bicchieri – 2019 Gambero Rosso
The I Favati winery represents the culmination of a tradition dating back to the early 1900’s, when the family’s ancestors began making wine in the traditional way for their own table and for a few close friends. The passion and artisanal traditions of those ancestors continue to thrive today. The I Favati winery is located today in Cesinale, a town and surrounding hilly area in the heart of Irpinia (east of Naples, in the region of Campania), a land with a profound calling to the creation of quality wines. Irpinia’s unique, indigenous grape varieties make up all of I Favati’s vineyards. Rosanna Petrozziello’s vineyards are situated in the southernmost part of the Sabato river, and grow on the calcareous clay terrain at more than 450 meters above sea level.
The 2017 Pietramara has a lovely mineral profile and a smoky weave. It’s redolent of lemon zest, peach, apricot and toasty sensations, while on the palate a nice savory texture gives way to an energetic finish. 100% Fiano di Avellino is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and the wine macerates on the lees.