Marco Tinessa Ognostro Falanghina Rubice

Marco Tinessa Ognostro Falanghina Rubice


Country: Italy

Region: Campania

Grapes: Falanghina

Vintage: 2021

Marco Tinessa’s winemaking career grew out of an obsession with natural wine and a love affair with the Campanian denomination of Taurasi. His debut project began with the acquisition of a single vineyard of Aglianico near Montemarano. Ognostro came to be thanks to the help of Marco’s mentor and friend, none other than the iconic Frank Cornelissen, whose eponymous winery in Sicily has become a standard bearer for Italian natural wines. So close was this partnership that Marco in fact vinified all of his wines in Frank’s cellar right up to the 2017 vintage.

Stunning Falanghina from a very old vineyard between Montesarchio and Bonea. The soils here are of volcanic composition, rich in iron and minerals. As a result, the wine shows generous fruit, with tropical notes pineapple and honeysuckle. On the palate the riper tones are balanced by more bitter notes of toasted almond, followed by an electric vein of acidity.