Podere Sassi Domani
Leonardo Sassi is based in Tarano, Lazio, a beautiful area right on the western edge of the Sabine Mountains, sheltered by the Lazio pre-Apennines and adjacent the border with Umbria. At an altitude of 300m above sea level, the vineyards have their roots in a complex mix of clay, sand and silt from the Plio-Pleistocene period. These are vibrant, energetic and enchanting wines handcrafted in the vineyard and in the cellar, without any other external intervention: spontaneous fermentations with indigenous yeasts, no temperature control, enzymes or yeast added, and no filtration or added sulphur.
Domani is 100% Cesanese, an ancient Lazio variety that is widely believed to have been one of the core winemaking varieties imbibed in ancient Rome. Juicy and fruity with soft tannins and aromas of pomegranate, cherries, violets and red pepper. Lovely with a light chill.