Toscana – IGT (Typical Geographical Indication)
The 2019 growing season was marked by springtime weather that was dry in the first half and cool and rainy in the second half. These climatic conditions slowed down the vines’ vegetative cycle resulting in a delay in bloom of about two weeks later than average. Summer weather was hot with well-distributed rainfall during the entire season. To best preserve the fruit’s freshness and aromatic qualities typical of rosé wine, harvesting of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Syrah began at the very end of August and was completed mid-September.
Harvested grapes were brought to the cellar, destemmed and very gently pressed. The must was chilled to a temperature of 10 °C (50 °F) to favor natural settling and enhance clarity. After 48 hours, the must was transferred to stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation took place at a controlled temperature that did not exceed 15 °C (59 °F). The wine was aged in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 10 °C (50 °F) to preserve aromatic components up until bottling.
High on a Tuscan hillside, not far from Siena and Perugia, sits the historic town of Cortona. A vast plain extends on one side and on the other, the hill and village. This is the captivating panorama surrounding the Santa Cristina winery, established in 2006 to strengthen and renew the tradition of crafting its eponymous wine, 60 years after its first vintage. Over time, Santa Cristina has become a reference point for winemaking experts as well as wine enthusiasts due to our commitment to achieving quality. The diligent care taken in vineyards and cellar management have always been our incentive to continue with innovation and research in exploring indigenous as well as international grape varieties. The resulting family of wines are different yet highly distinguishable for their unmistakable artisanal style, proof of the enduring connection between vineyards, terroir and man’s dedication to the land. Cipresseto is a rosé wine that is as delicate and harmonious as the Tuscan hillsides lined with rows of magnificent cypress trees. Its name and label both celebrate its completely Tuscan character.
Cipresseto is pale pink in color. On the nose notes of orange blossoms and wild strawberries combine to form its fresh aromatic bouquet. Its palate is soft, full-bodied and well-balanced with a lengthy, fruity finish.