APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
BLEND: 100% Sangiovese
VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards are located in Monti in Chianti, a “micro-area” of Gaiole in Chianti. Soils combine alberese (limestone) and galestro (schist) with clay. Grapes for this rosato come from the estate’s top vineyard, San Marcellino.
AGE OF VINES: 5-20 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed gently after a two hour maceration (rosé de pressurage). Fermented on indigenous yeasts at low temperatures in stainless steel tank. Aged on fine lees in tank for four months.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of violets, fresh raspberries, crushed stones. Fresh, medium-bodied and fruity; light tannins.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled fish or chicken; salami; olive tapenade