Wildly youthful with pristine fruit, some savoury nuance and just a hint of lushness.

TECHNICAL
REGION
Vinci, Toscana
VINTAGE
2019
VARIETAL
100% Sangiovese
ALCOHOL
13%
PH/TA
3.23/7.5
RESIDUAL SUGAR
Less than 1 g/L
OTHER
Vegan Friendly
VINEYARD

Vineyards are near Vinci on the western flank of the Chianti region. The soils here are albarese, compact clay and limestone. We like using the sangiovese grosso fruit as its well suited to making a modern savoury style rosato.

Vintage Conditions

The 2019 growing season started a little earlier than normal due to some above-average wine temperatures in late winter and early spring. May came with a substantial amount of rainfall meaning vineyard work was busy to prevent early onset of disease. June and July was fabulous with clear sunny days providing ideal growing conditions. Towards the end of July was some very hot periods which caused a little hydraulic stress. Just in time some nice rainfall arrived in August giving some relief to the vines. Warmer temperatures at the end of August and start of September were ideal in producing ripe and healthy fruit.

WINEMAKING

Fruit was destemmed then crushed only slightly just puncturing the skin then sent to the press. Skin contact would take place for 2-4 hours depending on colour extraction. Pressed to tank for fermentation. Left on very fine lees.

TASTING

Pale salmon in colour. Aroma of fennel, aniseed and roses. The palate shows great tension with sour and poached cherry notes, aniseed. Wildly youthful with pristine fruit some savoury nuance and just a hint of lushness. It will evolve over the next few years giving more generosity, but enjoy its youthful vibe now!!

WINE REVIEWS
Copper-orange colour with flecks of gold. An expressive bouquet of Angostura bitters, mandarin, and rhubarb leap from the glass while concentrated flavours of sweet orange, red cherry and clove rush the palate. The potent flavours, tangy acidity and lush texture unite and finish clean and dry.
93 points
Amanda Yallop www.therealreview.com
100% Sangiovese from Tuscany. Sangiovese and Nebbiolo are great grapes for the making of rosato. Pale, classic dry style. I’m thinking white cherry, tangerine or blood orange, cut fennel and a little spice. It’s dry, with a gentle amaro tang, fine dusty texture, crisp acidity, and refreshing hit of lemon/lime/bitters on the finish. Delightful. Hard not to rush at it.
93 points
Gary Walsh www.winefront.com.au/