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Federico Staderini Cuna Toscana Rosso

Original price was: $92.00.Current price is: $78.00.

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Vintage: 2018
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Viticulture: Organic
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Federico Staderini Cuna Toscana Rosso is an exceptional Pinot Noir from the eastern portion of Tuscany, with vineyards high in the hills. Seemingly weightless but densely packed with rich, complex flavors, this wine evokes oddly paired descriptors that in this case are perfectly apt: spicy yet velvety, crisp on the attack with a long, round finish, plums on the nose but sour cherry on the palate. The harvest lasts from early September to early October. Early-harvested fruit is mostly de-stemmed (75-80%), and fruit harvested later is mostly whole-cluster (90%.) Sorted in the vineyard and winery. Fermentation started with pied de cuve. Punch-downs by foot. Fermentation in older oak and cement tanks, lasting 15-17 days for the early-picked grapes to 22-24 days for later-picked grapes.  Aged 20 months in Burgundian barrels (no new oak.) Aged in bottle 12 months before release.

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About Federico Staderini Cuna Toscana Rosso

Federico Staderini Cuna Toscana Rosso is an exceptional Pinot Noir from the eastern portion of Tuscany, with vineyards high in the hills. Seemingly weightless but densely packed with rich, complex flavors, this wine evokes oddly paired descriptors that in this case are perfectly apt: spicy yet velvety, crisp on the attack with a long, round finish, plums on the nose but sour cherry on the palate. The harvest lasts from early September to early October. Early-harvested fruit is mostly de-stemmed (75-80%), and fruit harvested later is mostly whole-cluster (90%.) Sorted in the vineyard and winery. Fermentation started with pied de cuve. Punch-downs by foot. Fermentation in older oak and cement tanks, lasting 15-17 days for the early-picked grapes to 22-24 days for later-picked grapes.  Aged 20 months in Burgundian barrels (no new oak.) Aged in bottle 12 months before release.

About Federico Staderini

From the importer’s website:

The wine route can often lead us to unsuspecting corners of France and Italy. Usually, the promise of a great potential terroir is present, but often the potential of the land itself has been either misunderstood or simply misread, and even more commonly the vigneron in question is struggling to translate a great terroir into the glass. In the sparsely traveled hills of eastern Tuscany, we found a vigneron who had matched his talents to a great terroir and came, saw, and conquered, realizing his vision with inspiring results.

One wishing to visit Cuna from the south would take a small two-lane road winding its way north from Arezzo through eastern Tuscan towns that you have probably never heard of—Rassina, Bibbiena, Poppi—until reaching your final destination in the hills above Pratovecchio. As the crow flies, this is one hour due east of Firenze in the foothills of the Apennine mountains.

Several decades of work as an agronomist and enologist, not to mention being a native of Tuscany and an avid student of history, gave Federico Staderini all the tools he needed to ferret out this forgotten limestone terroir high in the hills of eastern Tuscany, known to the Etruscans long before him. We had known Federico when we collaborated at Poggio di Sotto and his Pinot Nero project at Cuna left our minds running wild with anticipation.

After we toured his vineyards, which seemed abundantly healthy despite the tiny Pinot Noir clusters clinging to each vine, Federico’s pipette began to dip and tour through his small cellar of old barrels, each taste revealing a wine of strong, confident character and surprising finesse. Afterward, a vertical sampling of six older vintages confirmed what had to be tasted to be believed: Federico had unearthed the Holy Grail for producing age-worthy Pinot Nero in Tuscany, and we would import it to the United States for all of our clients to experience.