Exclusive: 2021 DeFermo ‘Le Cince’ Cerasuolo D’Abruzzo

Exclusive: 2021 DeFermo ‘Le Cince’ Cerasuolo D’Abruzzo

I don't like rosé. Let me rephrase that, I don't like most rosé.

What used to be a fun, seasonal wine has gone the way of Pinot Grigio (through no fault of its own): mass-produced, slightly sweet, watered-down and often devoid of character and sense of place. Don't get me wrong, I love a good crisp, chug-able version, but it is rare that I taste a truly transcendent rosé.

The deFermo estate lies a short distance from Valentini, an enigmatic producer of some of Italy's most sought-after wines. The two share more than a close proximity. They make profound examples of Cerasuolo, Abruzzo's pink-hued wine made from 100% Montepulciano. 

Today’s wine is considerably more complex and layered than your average rosé, yet it remains poised and refreshing. It’s this tension between intensity and edgy vibrancy that I love; an elegant push and pull of crisp red fruit and deep, stoney minerality. This is a wine that drinks as perfectly at a backyard BBQ as it does at an elegant dinner. 

I’m proud to offer the only bottles of 2021 De Fermo 'Le Cince' Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo in South Carolina!
Biodynamically grown on limestone and clay soils, the grapes are hand harvested and transported to the winery in small baskets. Whole bunches are pressed and after a short 3-4 hour maceration, the juice is moved into big oak barrels for fermentation and 10 months of aging (a rarity for rosé). As is always the case at the estate, no yeasts are added and there is no temperature control. The result is a Cerasuolo of captivating purity

A gorgeous, vivid pink color in the glass, the wine opens with incredibly fresh aromas. Think summer strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, rose petal and gentle spice. The crisp and refreshing palate displays crunchy berry fruit that gives way to earthy minerals and a long, substantial finish. A best-in-class rosé (move over Bandol!).  
deFermo is producing some of the purest and finest wines from Abruzzo. Their hands-off, minimalistic approach is changing the perception of this rustic corner of Italy. Stefano and Eloisa see their vineyard and wine production as parts of a greater whole, with their vines growing alongside olives, grains and legumes.

Modern technology is eschewed at De Fermo. There are no temperature controlled tanks, no fining, no filtration and only wild yeast is used for fermentation. As Stefano says “The goal is to have wines that have character, that are individual, that are genuine” 
2021 deFermo ‘Le Cince’ Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Superiore - $39.99

*Special Newsletter Price - $36.99

*Special 3-Pack Price - $107.97
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Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



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