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Usseglio Raymond Pere & Fils Lirac 'Charles 1er' 2020*

Campania, Italy
Coda di Volpe
*non-certified practicing organic agriculture
SOILS: a mix of volcanic “tufo,” mineral-rich and well-draining, with limestone subsoils
VINEYARD: estate vineyards sit at 2,100 feet above sea level near the commune of Pietradefusi, some of the highest, and coolest, Coda di Volpe vineyards in the region
VINIFICATION: hand-harvested, whole-cluster pressed, fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled tanks, aged in tank on fine lees. 
Coda di Volpe is a white grape native to Campania, and its name means “tail of the fox.” Grape bunches resemble the thick, bushy tail of a fox. Raffaele Troisi was the first to bottle a single-variety Coda di Volpe, and to this day he makes what are arguably the two best renditions of this rare grape.
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