Irpinia Rosato DOC

Preview

Our rosé comes from the Aglianico vineyards located in the coolest areas of our hill in Paternopoli. The grapes are harvested in advance of those destined for Taurasi.

Collected in open boxes they reach the cellar where they get pressed directly. The result is a full pink must that, once become wines, will turn into a coral red colour.

Technical Data

Denomination: Irpinia Rosato DOC
Composition: Aglianico 100%
Grapes origin: Tenuta Fonzone, Paternopoli (AV)
Soil: clay loam
Altitude: 380 – 420 m a.s.l.
Exposure: west, south-west, south-east
Planting year: 2005
Planting density: 4500 plants per hectare
Pruning: spurred cordon
Yield: 60 quintals per hectare
Harvest period: first ten days of October

Vinification and aging: the bunches, collected by hand and placed in crates, then are quickly transported to the nearby cellar and directly pressed. The decanted must is sent to fermentation at controlled temperature, partly in steel and partly in used barrels.

Organoleptic characteristics: the color is cherry red with coral red shades. It is characterized by a very intense aroma of strawberry and fresh grass. The taste is powerful but not intrusive, savory entrance to the palate.

Pairings: pasta with meat sauce, pork and lamb stews with potatoes.