Marco Tinessa Vino Rosso 2022

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Aglianico // Campania

Marco’s entry level Aglianico from rented young vines on the volcanic soils of Montemarano in a vineyard named Tocco. Made in the same manner as his flagship Ognostro Rosso, the Vino Rosso comes from younger grapes that are 15-30 years old. Rich ripe dark fruit, this wine is well suited for meat dishes.

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.