Rosso Piceno Aurora, Franco Aurora DOC 2022

Rosso Piceno Aurora
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Ruby Red, Ripe fruits, Soft

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Rosso Piceno Aurora,  Franco Aurora, organic wine, 100% Montepulciano, medium bodied, fruit packed and structured red, delicious natural style. Franco Aurora’s basic Rosso Piceno is encouragingly slightly cloudy in appearance. Particularly as you get nearer the bottom of the bottle. Beautifully ripe and lush fruit character oozes out on nose and palate but with no confected flavours or funkiness. We drank it slightly chilled on a very warm day with some fresh almonds and it went very well. But this is one of those superbly adaptable red wines, on a cold day in winter. It will match a hearty stew, on a late summer’s evening, it will do as an ‘Apero’ with some salami, olives and the like. I often think a wine says a lot about this one, and this wine is just as laid back as Franco!!

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Franco Aurora
Country Italy
Region Marche, Italy
Vintage 2022
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Montepulciano
Terroir Hard clay with pockets of limestone
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Maturation 6 months in old large barrels
Total Sulphur Below 50 mg/litre
Annual Production 10 - 20,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Pretty good, lovely in youth but will be excellent in 3-5 years as well.
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Poultry, Red Meat

Franco Auroras place is at the end of a dirt track which goes past Ciu Ciu (over a million bottles a year) and arrives at a small 15 hectare farm dried out by the sun and with swooping vineyards which fall away off the hillside to the beautiful valley below.

All the vineyards are organic and Franco is starting to employ some biodynamic principles as well. The wine making has also always been non-interventionist since Franco started the estate in the mid 80s. Wild yeasts he says are the key to quality and his minimises sulphur addition too. The wines have great freshness, even the humble Falerio which has some older vine Pecorino in it is a delicious wine, a touch funky and so much better than the rest of the Falerio in the region. Franco himself is a committed natural wine maker and artisan, not intending to produce any more than his current 50000 bottles (across 7 different cuvee) even though he says he could sell his production twice over. Try these wines, they are superb.



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  1. Ann


    Fruit forward Montepulciano, lovely sipping wine. Not heavy at all, I’d say light to medium bodied.

  2. Stuart


    Great price, medium body but on the lighter side. Packed with fruit flavour. Brings Italy to your back garden! Almost forgot about lockdown drinking this. Could’ve been in Tuscany!

  3. David Stockle


    This is a really nice light smooth wine, easily quaffable. I’m told that because it is organic you are more likely not to suffer a hang over. I drank a bit last night and am feeling fine this morning. The price is really good too. All in all a best buy

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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