Grape variety: Carignano, Alicante Nero
Rosato di Ampeleia is the result of combining two grape varieties: whole clusters of Alicante Nero are left to infuse in the must of Carignano grapes and are pushed to the surface by fermentation, where they sway and delicately release their flavour. Rosato di Ampeleia comes from parcels grown on reddish brown clay/sandy/limestone soils with round pebbles.
Although there is not much sand in their soils, the vineyards that produce the grapes for Rosato are an exception. Here the extraordinary soil diversity of the local territory is reflected in the luminosity of Rosato di Ampeleia.
It should be served chilled but not too cold, ideal for an aperitif or to start off a nice meal on a light note.
Appellation: IGT Toscana Rosato
Training system: spurred cordon, guyot
Alcohol content: 11% vol
Altitude: 250 m/asl
Harvest period: end of August
Yield/ha: 55 hl
Ageing: 6 months in concrete tanks
Vinification notes: 20% whole clusters
First vintage: 2019
Bottles produced: 20,000