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|Appellation/Sub-Region||Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro DOP|
|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Organically Grown|
Bruno Zanasi was born in 1919 and introduced to the world of agriculture at a young age by his father, Luigi. He was drafted by the military at age 18, so it wasn’t until 1957 that he bought an almost 10-acre piece of land in San Vito. Ultimately, he would become attracted to the higher paying jobs created by the industrial revolution, and he abandoned the farm. Over time, the family has restructured the estate and purchased new plots, and now utilizing the latest technology, they produce a full line of still and sparkling wines from Emilia-Romagna. The estate is now run by Bruno's grandson Marco, who combines the wisdom passed down from his grandfather with his own patience and passion for wine. Grapes for "Sasso Storno" come from 55 year old vines grown in 1.3 hectares of clay soils in Castelnuovo Rangone Modena. They are hand-harvested at the end of September and macerated for 5 days in stainless steel tanks. Fermented with ambient yeasts for one month under temperature-control, the wine is naturally carbonated via the Charmat method. On the lees, half the wine is aged 11 months, and the other half two months, with bâtonnage every other day to enhance texture and add depth to the wine. Organically grown.