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Castello di Meleto
Borgaio Rosato Toscana IGT
Toscana

This elegant rosato shows the restraint and sophistication Sangiovese can achieve if interpreted with care. The use of the Salasso method gives this wine a pleasingly distinct color.


Owner: Viticola Toscana S.p.A.
Website: www.castellomeleto.com
Winemaker: Matteo Menicacci and Emiliano Falsini
Type: Rosé
Varietals: 100% Sangiovese

Vineyard Location: Poggiarso
Orientation: East/ South East
Elevation: 450-500 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1990-2000
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 5,000/Ha
Soil: Medium mixture, chalky, good skelton

Vinification
Grapes are handpicked in small ­containers in ­order to reduce skin breakage. After being gently ­destemmed and ­softly pressed, free run juice is chilled and left on the skin for less than 24 hours (salasso tecnique). ­Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at ­controlled ­temperature of . 15-17°C for 15 days.

Aging Process
Six months in stainless steel tanks

Tasting Notes
Color: Salmon pink color.
Bouquet: Strawberry and black cherry aromas
Flavor: Fresh and crispy followed by a pleasant and smooth ­aftertaste
Pairings: Ideal with seafood, fresh cheese, pasta dishes.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Serving Temperature: 50-52°F
Production: 13,000 bottles