Tasting Notes: Bright red ruby colour, with intense and elegant bouquet of red fruit supported by notes of spice and subtle notes of oak. Well balanced on the palate with good acidity and velvety tannins, pleasant notes of fragrant red fruit and spices. A blend of two indigenous Italian grape varieties, Sangiovese Grosso Lamole and Schioppettino di Prepotto, each lending their rich history, terroir and character to make a unique and beautiful wine.
The Story: The intersecting red circles on the label of Due Donne represent the elements that shape the soul of this great wine: Susanna and Anna, the winemakers and longtime friends who share a passion for their respective indigenous varieties. This collaboration started not as a business idea, but a bottle to be shared with friends and family, however the notion and the wine inspired so much appreciation they they decided to offer some of the very small production for sale.
Due Donne represents the rare and unusual marrying of two indigenous varieties, Sangiovese Grosso Lamole and Schioppettino di Prepotto, both rich in body and fruit character. The resulting blend is not only a pure expression of indigenous vareties, but also a tribute to the link between a vinegrower and her estate, to her deep gratitude for her roots, and a reflection of her passion for viticulture, land and tradition. Due Donne creates a bridge between that land and tradition. Despite it's pedigree, the blend is not admitted into the tradition-bound classification system, and is thus designated "table wine."
Sangiovese is a red grape, probably native to areas of Chianti, in Tuscany. The origin of the name is uncertain, and various are the theories: the most credible claims resulting from "sanguegiovese", that "the blood of Jove" (as coming from Monte Giove near Santarcangelo di Romagna). In Tuscany, we may distinguish two main groups: Sangiovese Grosso, which includes among them the variety as Brunello and Prugnolo Gentile, and the Sangiovese Piccolo, used in much part of the region.
Schioppettino of Prepotto is a indigenous grape from Friuli. If the Friuli Venezia Giulia is the Italian region best known for the production of quality white wines, Schioppettino stands out as the only red one that can rival to the indigenous white grapes of the region. Expresses its maximum in the area of Prepotto, where it is thought to have originated. It owes its name to the thick skin of the grapes that “pops” during fermentation.