Rocca di Montegrossi Rosato Toscana 2021
WINERY: Azienda Viticola Rocca di Montegrossi
WINEMAKER: Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi
AGRONOMISTS: Dr. Stefano Dini and Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi
CONSULTING ENOLOGIST: Attilio Pagli
REGION: ITALY • Tuscany • Gaiole in Chianti
APPELLATION: Toscana IGT
BLEND: 100% Sangiovese
VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards are located in Monti in Chianti, a “microarea” of Gaiole in Chianti. Soils combine alberese (limestone) and galestro (schist) with clay. Grapes are selected from younger vines in the estate’s top vineyard, ‘San Marcellino.’
AGE OF VINES: 5-20 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Grapes are pressed gently after a 30-minute maceration (rosé de pressurage). Fermented on indigenous yeasts at low temperatures in stainless steel tank. Aged on fine lees in tank for three months.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of violets, fresh raspberries, crushed stones. Fresh, medium-bodied and fruity; light tannins.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Grilled fish or chicken; salumi; olive tapenade