Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Carpineto Rosato 2007

Some difficulty finding the varietals used in this Rosato, but it seems to be a 20% Canaiolo and 80% Sangiovese blend. On the nose floral notes prevail with honeydew, green plums and unripe white peach below. Flavors are spicy ginger, kiwi, orange zest with a green wood finish.

Winemaker notes:

This wine comes from grapes selected from our Chianti Classico estate near the town of Dudda, Greve in Chianti.

Vinification: the must obtained from pressing is cooled and left in contact with the skins for a short time. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures using selected yeasts.

Finishing: It is bottled in early January after being racked off the lees following fermentation.

Color: soft pink with elegant bright fuchsia tones.

Bouquet: floral characteristics, particularly rose, acacia and grape flowers; fruity fragrances like apple, currant and sour cherry are also consistently called to mind.

Flavor: broad and fresh; the characteristic fruity aromas of the bouquet come through with complexity and end with a clean finish.

Alcohol: 11% by volume.

Serving temperature:
10-14°C, 50-57°F.

Gastronomy: excellent aperitif and hors d'oeuvre wine. Distinctive accompaniment for mild meats, peppered dishes and cheese, excellent companion to grilled fish.

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