La Villana Rosato 2019
Joy was born and raised in Connecticut and developed an interest in wine while working with her father at his wine shop. After spending some time taking classes in school, moonlighting as a sommelier and exploring options in the U.S., she realized that she wanted to get her hands dirty and learn by actually farming and making wine. She set her sights on Italy, with Rome as a starting point, and as luck would have it, was introduced to the Le Coste wines before her trip. After reaching out to the winery, she was taken on as an intern and the stage was set. While working at Le Coste in Lazio, Joy developed a love for the region, in particular the area around Lake Bolsena, a tranquil lake surrounded with sandy volcanic soils about half way between Rome and Florence and 10km from Tuscany, which is where she makes her own wine now.
Where: Lazio, Italy
How: Such fun drinking, full of energy and best enjoyed with a friend or two.