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Toscana IGT

A tenuous pink in color, the nose of the wine offers floral and fruity notes, particularly of white roses and green apples. The flavors are soft, balanced, and fragrant.

11,5°
Alcohol by volume: 11,5% vol.

Climate

2014

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.

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Climate
Abundant spring rainfall and by high summer temperatures
2016

Uva

Harvest
Started in the last week of August
2016

Calice

Winemaking
Bottling in small batches makes it possible to produce a rosato wine that is always fresh and fragrant

Winemaking

The harvested grapes were destemmed and given a soft and delicate 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 wine was then racked and held at 50° Fahrenheit in stainless steel tanks to maintain the integrity of the aromas. The preparation in small batches just before bottling assisted the wines in maintaining this as a rosé of sustained freshness and fragrance.

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History

The “classic” Santa Cristina, first produced in 1946, has found its “home” in the Santa Cristina cellars in Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany, 60 years after its birth. Since the 2009 vintage, the line has filled out with a Santa Cristina white wine and a Santa Cristina rosé. The attention, first in the vineyard and subsequently in the cellar, has turned Santa Cristina into a reference point both for wine professionals and for a larger public as well.