2019 Pizzini Rosetta
Varietal percentage: 100% Sangiovese
Picked: March 2018
Average brix: 22.0
Winter was relatively dry, but lots of snow on the Alps helped to fill dams and rivers in preparation for the growing season, which was even with near perfect conditions. With the prediction of a dry summer we chose to irrigate the vineyards during October to assist and maintain vine health. We also had a storm in December which produced 100mm of rain, which was very timely and helped to keep the vineyards in good condition for the summer temperatures experience in late January. Harvest ran smoothly helped by great weather. Grapes were in perfect condition and we are really pleased with the quality of all the exciting wines produced from vintage 2019.
This rosé has been made from selected Sangiovese vineyards that are noted for producing soft, delicate and fruity styles of wine plus Nebbiolo picked from areas of our vineyard producing fruit with delicate floral characters. 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 soft pink colour with salmon hues. Our palest rose to date, the 2019 vintage is made in the Provence style. The nose is enticing with aromas of strawberry and cream, cherry, raspberry and subtle herbal undertones. The palate is dry and crisp, with fresh cherry and plum flavours and soft gentle tannins. The addition of a parcel of Nebbiolo contributes a longer persistent finish and a refreshing and creamy texture. This wine is perfect to take to your local BYO restaurant or to enjoy well chilled in the sunshine.
Alcohol: 12.1% Alc/Vol
Acid: 6.34 g/L
Bottled: June 2019
Released: January 2020
Residual sugar: 0.67 g/l