Fabrizio Iuli: Rossore

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Rossore
PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iuli
VINTAGE: 2014
APPELLATION: Vino Rosso
GRAPE VARIETIES: Barbera 100%
FERMENTATION TANKS: 3,000 Liter Stainless Steel
YEASTS: Natural
MACERATION: 21 Days
MALOLACTIC: Done
AGED IN: Big Casks
AGED FOR: 28 months
CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14,5%
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 11000
ALTITUDE: 300-350
SOIL: Calcareous Clay
YEAR PLANTED: 1995
DENSITY: 6,000 vines/hectare
YIELD: 1.3 kg per plant
VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6
BOTTLE SEALING: Cork
PRICE (ex. VAT): 155 SEK

Quick Facts

Named rossore after the ‘color it puts in your cheeks’.
The first wine Fabrizio made in 1998.
Fabrizio’s brilliant showcase wine to what Barbera can do while staying in a price point everyone can afford.

The Wine’s Story

Rossore, named after the color Barbera puts in your cheeks, was in reality the first wine Fabrizio ever produced. A completely different label, but was actually the predecessor to Barabba. Fabrizio calls himself a…

‘Barbaresita’, and this wine is a perfect display of this. He lets the grape do all the talking and dancing in this wine… with minimal hands in the cellar. The vines range from 20-40 years old, and in off vintages, the fruit from the Barabba vineyard are blended into this wine. Aged as long as it needs to in used barrel, Fabrizio lets the wine tell him when it’s ‘done’. Natural yeasts, and Fabrizio has also recently stopped topping the barrels as much, letting the wine go into slight reduction which he believes adds to the complexity in the finished wine. No recipe to aging time, each vintage is different and hence each ‘child’ will be given the time he needs. In Rossore we can find the power, importance, yet friendly nature of Barbera in a price point that appeals to everyone. While Umberta is a Barbera about the pure fruit, Rossore is a Barbera showcasing what the wine can do without becoming too important to also be an everyday wine.

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