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Purato
Rosé Terre Siciliane IGP
Sicilia

This rose is made with certified organic Nero d’Avola grapes. No artificial fertilizers or pesticides are used in the vineyards. A “sexual confusion” pheromone technique and limited treatments of copper and sulfur prevent pest damage. In order to preserve valuable water, undersoil irrigation is used to minimize evaporation. Purato’s environmental commitment extends into the winery. Purato uses eco-friendly packaging, made from recycled paper, pure vegetable ink on the labels and 85% recycled glass for the bottle.


Owner: Massimo Maggio, Stefano and Marina Girelli
Winemaker: Stefano Chioccioli
Type: Rosé
Varietals: Nero d’Avola

Vineyard Location: Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily
Elevation: 492-820 ft
Vines Planted: 1993-1998
Trellising: Espalier
Vines/Acre: 5,500/Ha
Soil: Red with loose soil underneath, pebbles followed by a layer of limestone

Vinification
Fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 64°F for 7-10 days using selected yeasts. Maceration on the skins for 8-10 hours

Aging Process
Stainless steel tanks for 6-7 months, plus 1 month in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright pink
Bouquet: A highly characterful, bright rosè, with tons of fresh red berry fruit aromas and flavors
Flavor: Extremely pleasant, fresh and smooth sip
Pairings: Lively and vibrant, it’s perfect as an aperitif or a great choice with prawns

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 50,000 bottles