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‘RosaPuglia’

Rosato Puglia   |   Foggia - Italy

About

A refreshing and seemlingly simple rosé is much more complex as you let the wine unfurl. Valentina loves the varying raspberry flavors that Negroamaro presents when direct pressed. The more raucous personality of Negroamaro is tamed by applying just the smallest amount of pressure squeezing the fruity goodness out of the grape. The Kimmeridgian soils really shine through with this wine with a salty, angular side demonstrated.

The fruit was hand-harvested and the bunches left fully intact. The bunches were lightly pressed and sent directly to open-top stainless-steel tanks without any skin contact and with full solids in place. Fermentation kicked off almost immediately and battonage was frequent early on and then moving to monthly battonage once dry, after a little over a week. The wine was racked three times over a six month period and then bottled without fining or filtration and just a small addition of sulfur.

Stats

  • Grapes: 100% Negroamaro
  • Vineyard: Azienda Agricola Biologica Valentina Passalacqua
  • Vine Age: 5-18-years-old
  • Soil Type: Kimmeridgian calcaire over limestone
  • Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
  • Fermentation: Native – whole-bunch pressed to open top stainless-steel vat
  • Skin Contact: None
  • Aging: 6 months in stainless-steel
  • pH: 3.54
  • Total Acidity: 5.94 g/L
  • Total SO2: 28 ppm
  • Total Production: 2,484 cases

Tasting Note

Elegant rosé of Negroamaro that smells of cranberries and pomegranate. On the palate, fruity fluidity and salinity enhance the floral references. Energetic and resolute finish.

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