Grape blend: 100% Montepulciano Cerasuolo
Alcohol content: 12.5% vol
Acidity: 5.8 g/l
Residual sugars: 0.43 g/l
In order to maintain the characteristic freshness of this rosé wine in such a hot, dry year, the Viallini only used Montepulciano grapes, which are more suitable for direct pressing than Sangiovese. In fact, this latter grape variety prefers maceration, which would have led to a general oppression of the wine‘s freshness and preservability. There was no maceration on the skins, in order to avoid the must becoming overly coloured, and the dark lees were separated quickly. Essentially, the process used was the same as for white grapes; even afterwards, when the wine was left on its fine lees to preserve it from oxidation and further enrich it with "sweetness“.
Tasting – Colour: dusky pink, slightly more intense, which tends to turn yellowish as it ages. The nose: delicate aromas of dog rose and forest floor with notes of raspberry. In the mouth: it develops a delicate sensation of softness that, combined with the aftertaste, not only recall the aromas perceived by the nose but enrich them with long persistence.
Wine and Food Pairing – It‘s a wine that loves all kinds of company; ideal as an aperitif and with tomato, fish or vegetable-based starters, as well as with white meat, with grilled meat and fish, with vegetables, cold cuts and cheeses. It‘s a good base for sophisticated pink cocktails: a fresh, modern wine that is also tied to its territory and to tradition.