2020 Gazzetta Rosso Piero

Umbria, Italy

A rustic Merlot from Umbria, built for sharing. Like a walk through the brambles.



Rusticity and purity meshed.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Trish Nelson joined forces with her friend Piero to make this wine, and if you're looking to dial your table wine up to 11, this is your answer.

The fruit comes from the Ajola vineyards in Ovrieto, Umbria, and sees skin contact for about two weeks before ageing. It's a rustic red that still holds a certain softness - warming, herbaceous, and filled with savoury spice.

The perfect wine to share around the table on a cool night, or to keep all to yourself as you get comfy with a book.

About Gazzetta

Trish Nelson is an Aussie making waves in Italy with her minimalistic approach to winemaking. After working at powerhouse Italian wineries like La Coste and Cantina Giardino, she decided it was time to start her own label - and thus, the birth of Gazzetta.

She makes her wines in a hillside near Lake Bolsena in Lazio, with a 2.5 hectare vineyard that she nurtures with organic principles (though not yet certified) and cares for by hand. It's a very lo-fi approach, adding nothing in the cellar and only treating the vines with tinctures made from local herbs, like nettle, camomile and willow.

Her wines are full of life, with each bottle showcasing her passion for winemaking, and are sure to put a smile on your face.

Winemaker, Trish Nelson
Winemaker, Trish Nelson
Lazio, Italy
Additional Info

From the Importer

A red wine collaboration with Trish's friend Piero. This is 100% Merlot coming from Ajola's vineyard - just cross the border in Umbria. Two weeks maceration and ageing bit in barrel and bit in vat. Savoury, fruity and herbaceous, this wine is pure pleasure.

Blend : Merlot (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

The scenic hillside Gazzetta vineyard
The scenic hillside Gazzetta vineyard
Lazio, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Plush, soft, mouth-filling wine with plummy richness but layers and layers of dried, mixed herbs, game meat, sour cherry and sweet spice. Has this pliant texture, moreish slipperiness, depth but lift and some ferrous-savouriness. Rusticity and purity meshed. Likeable, yes!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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