Les anes Ailes (Fransisco Pesci): 'Ticche'

Les anes Ailes (Fransisco Pesci): 'Ticche'

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Originally from Naples, Francesco grew up in Rome and discovered wine whilst working in the city’s trattorie. In 2017 he moved to France to work alongside Manuel of Vinyer de la Ruca in Banyuls, falling in love with the dramatic Mediterranean landscape and the vigor and personality it imbues upon wines.

Francesco farms two hectares spread out across ancient stone terraces high in the hills above the village. The old bush vines of Carignan, Grenache Blanc, Gris and Noir are planted over pure schist in an extreme climate heady with sunlight, wind and heat. It is a challenging place to grow grapes and whilst yields are painfully low, the wines display profound depth and intensity. - Tutto Wines 

Working organically and entirely by hand, Francesco wishes for his parcels to remain as wild as possible, and due to the stiff winds and arid climate he is rarely required to treat the vines. In the future, he hopes that the work he is doing to introduce plants and herbs amongst the vines will create a topsoil that is capable of nourishing them throughout the increasingly warm growing seasons.

From a fifty year old, south-facing parcel planted over sand and schist above the village of Banyuls. Mostly Carignan, which spent just a day on skins, the balance was made up of Grenache Noir, Gris and Blanc, which were destemmed by hand and macerated for ten days. After pressing, everything was assembled into vats until the following spring. Compact and elegant, you really feel the structure lent by the schist here, with fine tannins framing complex notes of red berries, sea salt and stones. An immense wine with a wonderful sense of place.



Les anes Ailes (Fransisco Pesci)


Grenache Gris/Blanc/Noir


Banyuls, Roussillon