Alea Viva Rosso, Andrea Occhipinti, Organic Aleatico, Expressive & aromatic, hints of Raspberry, liquorice, cinnamon and pepper make the palate tingle with excitement. This delicious little natural wine from the unsung Lazio region of Italy is a superb example of the energy one can find by making wines naturally. The area of this small farm is located about 15 km from the Tuscan border and it is a region known for one of the mainstay wines of the cheap and cheerful Tratoria, the Est Est Est! The wines from Occhipinti are nothing like that though, they are wild and fascinating and very very good. The Alea Viva is a rare example of dry Aleatico, a wine that is usually sweet and I prefer it this way!
|Production Method||Natural, Organic|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Wine Style||Medium bodied|
|Maturation||Native yeasts in amphorae, without chemical additives|
|Total Sulphur||Below 50mg/l|
|Annual Production||0 - 5,000 bottles|
|Ageing Potential||Delicious young but would age 5 years|