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2018 Marco Tinessa 'Ognostro' Bianco

Montemarano, Campania

After forging a close friendship with Frank Cornelissen (Susucaru), Marco Tinessa jointly stood up Ognostro. Ognostro, which means 'ink' in a dialect, produces small quantities from low yielding vineyards and extremely high quality wines. Whilst he primarily makes Aglianico, this is a Fiano skin contact. The Fiano grapes are from vineyards owned in the Municipality of Montemarano. The grapes have an average age of 40 to 60 years and the wine has about 2 days of skin contact. The wine is rich and complex yet still fresh, juicy fruit and balsamic notes. 13% abv.
Vendor
Marco Tinessa
Regular price
$78
Sale price
$70
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  • FILTERED
    No
  • FINED
    No
  • SKIN CONTACT
    Yes
  • SULPHITES(MG/L)
    28
  • VINEYARD HEALTH
    Organic
  • YEAST
    Wild
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About the maker

After visiting Frank Cornelissen in Sicily in the early 2000's, to soon become his biggest customer in Italy, they forged a strong friendship and together started Ognostro.

'Ognostro' is a local term for wine in the Neapolitan dialect and literally translates to 'ink'. Whilst they primarrily source Aglianico grapes from low yielding vineyards in Campania, they also works with some Fiano grapes from the vineyards owned in the Municipality of Montemarano. 2018 was the first year when the grapes were not driven to Cornelissen's cantina on Etna and instead, Marco established his own mini winery in his garage. There are only a a couple thousand bottles produced from any one vintage each year.
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