A juicy crusher from central Italy, Sfera Rosso is a collaborative project that sources fruit from multiple vineyard sites throughout Casteggio. A kitchen-sink blend of organic Uva Rara, Barbera, Croatina, Pinot Nero and Riesling are co-fermented and treated to 8 days of skin contact before being bottled unfiltered and unfined. A real bang-for-your-buck proposition, that, and one that tastes good too. Fitted with a picnic-friendly crown cap for easy sharing. -Well Spent Market

VITICULTURE
Vineyards: various plots in the Casteggio commune
Area: 4.5 ha
Soils: red clay
Altitude: 240 m above sea level
Varieties: Uva Rara (30%), Barbera (30%), Croatina (10%), Pinot Nero (10%), Riesling (15%)
Vine training: guyot
Vine age: 25 to 30 years old
Harvest date: last week of August
Certificazioni: organic certified, Valoritalia #673

ENOLOGY
Fermentation: the grapes are co-fermented. 8 days on the skins and pumping over twice a day
Sulphur: 8 mg/l total added; during the press and at bottling
Selected yeasts: without
Clarification: without
Filtering: without
Alcohol: 12%
Produced bottles: 12000