PROSECCO DOC ROSÈ
This fragrant, graceful rosé is the fruit of a selection of grapes from the finest vineyards in the northern area of Prosecco DOC. The Glera grape comes from the northernmost area of the province of Treviso, while the Pinot Noir grapes come from areas rich in limestone skeleton, to ensure a good structure to the wine. It appears pink with crimson notes, luminous and brilliant, with delicate bead of fine bubbles and a soft but generous mousse. The bouquet is generous, with emphatic notes of raspberry and amarena cherries, displaying a wonderful balance between the aromatic notes and the sense of freshness. The palate is fruit-forward and smooth, full-bodied and well-structured; overall, it is a harmonious and elegant wine.
Vineyards located in the DOC Prosecco area. South-southwest facing, at 70 metres’ elevation, the vines are largely trained to the spurred cordon system and planted at an average density of 4,000 vines per hectare. The harvest, strictly by hand, is carried out in mid-October; the vineyard yield averages 9000 kg/ha. The weather is temperate, with cold winters and warm summers, with good ventilation; day-night temperature differentials are fairly good, particularly in the summer.
The clusters are de-stemmed, the juice macerates briefly on the skins, and is then gently pressed in a bladder press. After gravity-settling, the must is fermented 18-20°C, then referments in 3000 Litres steel pressure fermenters for about three months, in accord with the Italian Method.