Francesco Cirelli Vino Bianco 2017
- Rated 3.5 stars
- Very Good
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: November 5, 2018
- Last modified: November 5, 2018
This is a new line from a familiar name in Abruzzo's natural wine circles. At Francesco Cirelli's estate Cirelli Farms, the wines are made in amphora (illustrated by the sketched vessel on the label). Here, with this series, he purchases neighbouring organic fruit and raises it in stainless, rather than amphora, casting a different lens on his winemaking regime. The labels share the same colourful circles, but this line has the sphere standing alone, off to the side (referencing where he sources the grapes). Quince, pine nuts, lush melon, meyer lemon scent the softer palate, one that tweaks in at the sides with a lick of acidity, and finishes with a flush of southern Italian heat. Would be lovely with squashes, burrata, olive oil and salts, or any small white fishes. #glouglou.