Collefrisio Confronto Rosso
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Confronto translates to “comparison”. Collefrisio compares the two most interesting grapes of the southern part of Italy: Montepulciano and Primitivo. In this wine the two grapes really express at its best, with a nice combination of the fruitness of the Primitivo with the spiciness of the Montepulciano.
- It is also a comparison between the traditional style of wines with a modern approach to wine making.
Varietal Composition: 50% Montepulciano, 50% Primitivo
Elaboration: Manual harvest with traditional vinification. Long maceration of the grapes in stainless steel vats. The wine then ages 10 months in bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red color. Fruity, with hints of plum, berries and Marasca cherries. Slightly spicy. Complex and full-bodied wine, also soft, velvety and very persistent.
Third-generation winemakers Amedeo De Luca and Antonio Patricelli created the Collefrisio winery in 2004 in the hills of Frisa, Chieti Province, in Italy’s Abruzzo region. The estate is based on the hilltop holdings they acquired from the Frisio family (hence the name “Collefrisio”). Vineyard holdings are 35 hectares in total, and all farming is organic. We first came to Amedeo and Antonio for their very fine Montepulciano, and have expanded our stateside selection into white varietals over the last year.