Our Rose is perfect for Summer drinking. Made from 100% Sangiovese, it presents a light and fruity palate, supported by good structure, acidity and grape tannins, all in perfect balance. This is a very popular wine that sells out even before it is bottled.
The 2014 vintage was released in April 2015. As always, it is a blend of 100% Sangiovese, harvested by hand early in September 2014 in our vineyards of Gaiole in Chianti.
Grapes are destalked into small bins, gently crushed by foot and pressed immediately like a white wine – pressurage direct. Both fermentation and ageing were made in our new “Nomblot” cement tanks for 9 months.
This new rosé: new vintage, new label and new method allows us to have a pale, light and fresh rosé of 11,5 % alcohol. Lovely citric acidity with fruity notes of strawberry and peach.
Obviously, we would recommend to drink it now and to enjoy with the first Tuscan sun ray, but it can be appreciated everywhere else where the sun is arriving and it can be kept longer to match perfectly with Mediterranean cooking, or Asian food, such as sweet and sour based dishes or even spicy Indian curry with fresh herbs.
James SUCKLING gave 92 points as “probably the best Rosé in Tuscany. Pure sangiovese splendor. Drink now”
APPELLATION: Rosé Toscana
BLEND: 100% Sangiovese
TERROIR: Soils of limestone and clay
ALTITUDE: 450 – 500 s.l.m
VINEYARD: Certificated Organic by ICEA and introducing biodynamic practices.
AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINE: 15-25 years
YIELD: 30 hl/ha
HARVEST: Picked by hand with 2 selections: in the vines and Sorting table.
WINEMAKING:: Separated by plots. Grapes are destalked into small bins, foot crushed and pressed immediately
AGEING:: Fermented for 40 days at 5 degrees in Cement “Nomblot” tanks and aged 6 months in untreated cement “Nomblot” tanks
BOTTLING: Non filtered – Bottled in March 2017
CELLARING À: da oggi ed in grado conservare i propri sentori fruttati per 2-5 anni.
TASTING NOTES: Pale rosé with a lovely citric acidity. Light, fresh and elegant with notes of strawberry fruit and peaches.
FOOD & WINE pairing: In the summer and under the pergola, if possible in Tuscany – but works elsewhere too.
Matches well with Mediterranean cooking, all tomato based dishes and spicy North African food, such as tajine and pastilla.Works equally well with Asian food, particularly sweet and sour based, or Thai/Vietnamese style cooking based around fresh herbs. Serving temperature: 10 -12 °C.