Ruschi Noceti 2008 Val di Magra 'La Costa'Regular price £24.95
The ancient territory of Lunigiana spans part of modern day Tuscany and Liguria. Ruschi Noceti is a producer deeply embedded in the story of wine here, with a history of vineyard ownership dating back to 1454, cellars in an old (pre-1000) monastery and five hectares of vineyard planted on the hill of La Costa. They work only with the rare grape varieties that belong to Lunigiana, especially the red Póllera. 'La Costa' is 50% Póllera and 50% a mix of all sorts of other local varieties (including some white grapes). It was aged for around 18 months in large oak barrels, before being left to mature in the ancient cellars in bottle. Not a flashy or powerful wine by a long chalk, it is medium-bodied, softly textured with fine tannins and slightly fading, subtle red berry fruit. It really sings with good, simple food.