Toscana IGT rosato
The climate of the 2016 vintage was characterized by a cold and rainy winter with temperatures lower than normal seasonal averages. The low temperatures lasted for the entire initial part of spring, slowing bud burst in the vineyard and the start of the vine growth and development of the Aleatico. The spring season, on the whole cool, was followed by a warm and dry summer which contributed to a slow and gradual ripening of the grapes, bring the growing season back into balance. Good weather lasted until mid-September, allowing the Aleatico crop to be picked at excellent levels of health and ripeness.
The grapes come from vineyards selected and managed exclusively for the production of “A”. After the hand picking, carried out in successive phases, the grapes which arrived in the cellars were softly pressed. The must then macerated on its skins at low temperatures for a short four to six hour period. This brief phase of skin contact at cold temperatures favored an extraction of color and aromatic substances, but the resulting must remained fresh and fragrant but without astringency. The must then fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures held to a maximum of 61° Fahrenheit (16° centigrade). Once the fermentation was over, the wine aged on its lees until bottling.
A true rosé wine realized at the Fattoria Aldobrandesca estate, one with a strong identification with its zone of production. A lightly aromatic wine characterized by the floral notes which are typical of the grape variety from which it is made.
A tenuous pink in color, the nose offers delicate floral notes of roses which then leave space to the more fragrant aromas of red berry fruit. The palate is elegant, with much savor and crispness, which fuse harmoniously with the fruity sensations and an excellent length and persistence.