2018 Pizzini Rosetta Sangiovese Rosé
Varietal percentage: 100% Sangiovese
Picked: March 2018
Average brix: 22.0
The 2018 growing season provided many challenges including some extreme weather events such as rain, humidity, windstorms and heatwaves. The King Valley had 80mm of rain in November providing some deep watering for the vines, which held them in good stead with the extreme temperatures encountered throughout December and January. Throughout February, the King Valley had some classical ripening conditions with high 20 to low 30 degree-days followed by the beautiful cool nights and the cooling King Valley breeze that runs through our vineyards. Yields will be average this year, which bears well for some top quality grapes and some intense, flavoursome wines.
This rosé has been made from selected Sangiovese vineyards that are noted for producing soft, delicate and fruity styles of wine. The fruit was machine picked, crushed and left on its skins for 8 – 9 hours. After pressing, the juice was then slowly cool fermented at 15 ̊C to retain fruit aromatics and freshness.
Fermentation vessel: stainless steel Fining agent: skim milk and isinglass Type of oak: nil oak used Filtration: Crossflow filtration
The wine is a blush pink colour with salmon hues. The nose exudes notes of strawberry, red cherry and raspberry with subtle herbal undertones. The palate is dry and crisp with fresh cherry and plum flavours and soft gentle tannins. The palate is long and persistent. This wine is best served with spicy salt and pepper calamari, or in the sun in your garden.
Alcohol: 12.1% Alc/Vol
Acid: 6.34 g/L
Bottled: June 2018
Released: December 2018
Residual sugar: 0.67 g/l