Marco Tinessa Ognostro Rosso 2022

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Aglianico // Campania

Marco Tinessa grows Aglianico in low yields, somehow he is able to harvest later than most bringing out the ripeness of the grape without losing its characteristic integrated acidity. Aged in clay pots as opposed to oak, the freshness of the grape shines through. Inky red in the glass with fragrant plum, balsamic, leather and smoke. Showing very well at the moment and the perfect pairing to game season and more wholesome dinners.
Marco Tinessa’s story is not your average Italian winemaking story. He has no family vineyards, nor centuries-old roots. A bank manager in Milan, this project grew out of his obsession with natural wine and passion for the Taurasi region in Campania. Ognostro came to be when he bought a single vineyard of Aglianico near Montemarano. With the help of his mentor and friend, the iconic Frank Cornelissen, whose eponymous winery in Sicily has become a standard bearer for Italian natural wines, Marco decided on two grapes, aglianico for a red, and fiano for a white. Just like his mentor, Marco prefers fermentation in clay amphorae or high-density polyethylene tubs as they “prevent any influence on the wine and the terroir”. A biological philosopher in the vineyard, Marco harvests very low yields and takes an all around hands-off approach to winemaking. The wines are extremely limited in production, and have become cult favorites over the years.