Cipresseto Rosato Toscana IGT 2016
The climate of the 2016 vintage was characterized by abundant spring rainfall and by high summer temperatures with excellent temperature swings between daytime heat and evening and nighttime coolness. The spring rains slowed the flowering of the grape bunches and the growth and development of the crop as well. The favorable summer weather, instead, brought vine growth and grape ripening back into balance, conserving the aromatic patrimony of the grapes as well.
Sugar level were at normal levels, while acidity was higher than average.
Picking began during the last week of the month of August.
The harvested grapes were destemmed and given a very soft pressing. The must was then chilled to a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit (10° centigrade) to favor a natural, static settling of impurities. After 48 hours it went into stainless steel tanks, where it fermented at temperatures held to a maximum of 59° Fahrenheit (15° centigrade). The preparation in small batches just before bottling assisted the wine in maintaining freshness and fragrance.
Alcohol by volume: 11,5% vol.
Cipresseto was given this name – which recalls the cypress trees which dot the Tuscan landscape in 1998 – to underline its Tuscan character and was one of the first rosé wines to be produced in Italy. Today it is a wine closely tied to the vineyards which supply its grapes and, as such, reflects a production philosophy based on quality at every level of price. The wine, in fact, is a concrete example of how fine quality can be achieved along with excellent value to consumers and wine lovers.
A tenuous pink in color, the wine shows intense fruity and floral aromas which recall peaches and white flowers. The flavors are balanced, fragrant, and savory in their mineral-laced crispness. The finish and aftertaste recall the fruitiness of the nose.