Toscana – IGT (Typical Geographical Indication)
The 2017 vintage was characterized by a climate which was substantially hot and dry, one marked by very little rainfall. These unusual climatic conditions favored an early bud break and much precocity in the successive phases of the vegetative cycle. The harvest, characterized by low production but excellent quality in the grapes, began between August 10th and 20th, two weeks earlier than the preceding vintage.
The harvested grapes were destemmed and then given a very soft pressing. The resulting must was chilled to a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit (10° centigrade) to favor a natural static settling of the impurities. After 48 hours, the must went into stainless steel tanks where it fermented at a temperature held to a maximum of 59° Fahrenheit (15° centigrade). The elaboration of the finished wine in small lots before bottling assisted in obtaining a rosé which is always fresh and fragrant.
Cipresseto, one of the first rosé wines to be produced in Italy, bears a name which derives from the cypress tree (“cipresso” in Italian) and was given the name in 1998 to underscore its true Tuscan character. It is a vineyard-based wine, in line with a production philosophy which inspires every price and level. The wine, in fact is a concrete example of how high quality can go hand in hand with a balanced rapport with the price.
The 2017 Cipresseto is pink in color. Notes of raspberries and wild strawberries compose a fresh and aromatic bouquet on the nose. The palate is soft, balanced, and with a long and fruity finish and aftertaste.