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
Sangiovese here, which makes fine rosato. Italians, I feel, generally don’t really take rosato seriously enough, so good to have a few Aussies leading the way. Pale. Dry. Fennel. White cherry. Good balance. Subtle acidity keeps it trim, but doesn’t intrude on its silky pleasures. Fans out nicely on the finish. Soft but controlled. No hard edges. Great drinking. Polished off the bottle over dinner in record time: so that’s a fair recommendation, I guess.
92 Points
Gary Walsh Winefront.com.au