Lunedi, 2020, Campania
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Vineyard Size: 3.60 hectares
Soil: Granite, Schist, Limestone, Quartz
Average Age of Vines: 13 years
Farming: Organic, Biodynamic
Harvest: By hand
Winemaking: 3-week maceration with Fiano skins, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Ageing: Stainless steel
Roman Deity: Diana, goddess of the hunt
Look, DO NOT drink this only on Moooooondays. Drink this any day of the week. Primitivo on Fiano skins, you cannot go wrong. This is elegantly complex. A vast berry field (straw and rasp) with ripe and crisp watermelon and a rose syrup texture make this drink more like a light red that is spent amongst friends reminiscing about the summer patio days during these wintry nights. Everyone will be on the hunt for this indelible badass of a wine.
The estate was founded in 2017 by Jack Lewens and Bruno "Mr. Aglianico" de Conciliis, a union of a former sommelier/co-owner of Leroy in Shoreditch, London with the winemaker at Viticoltori de Conciliis. Together they make organic vineyard magic magic in Cilento, located in Campania’s southerly province of Salerno. Practicing some biodynamic principles adds to the oeuvre but how they make this "Rosato" is the real twist. To put a Rosé label on Lunedi does not do justice because it's a mezzo-mezzo equation with half of the primitivo (yes primitivo, not aglianico) subjected to extended skin-contact. What emerges is bountiful and while idealistic there is no ignoring how much of a bottle you want all for yourself. Sharing with others leads to the inevitable and unavoidable as they will return the next two nights, asking, craving and begging for more. Rosato crack or perhaps less jolting to say my goodness this is the primitivo equivalent of Mary Jane, or "Campano Felix" if you will. Blood orange zest, ruby grapefruit segments, acidulated fennel, ginger bitters, lemongrass, verbena and rooibos, stems and all, steeped, cooled and poured over fresh mint and ice. Stupendo. Drink 2021-2023. Tasted February 2021.-Michael Godel