Synchronized Swimming Toscana Rosato IGT 2021
Some things simply flow.
“My hiatus from rosé ended with this one and it's probably the only rosé I'll ever drink again. Not too sweet but still flavorful. Love!!” – Kathryn P.
One of the best kept secrets of of the Tuscan region is Tuscan rosé wine. Dry and less sweet than French rosé, it's crisp and pairs perfectly with the classic combination of prosciutto, mozzarella, and a slice of melon. It's delicious as an aperitif and ideal on a spring or summer afternoon with roasted asparagus and salmon.
Description: It’s as light and smooth as it is elegant with a pale pink color, delicate and intense aromas of fresh fruit and flowers, and notes of red berries, melon and a fading aroma of cream. This wine is dry and medium bodied with good acidity and great minerality. Luscious and enjoyable estate-bottled, un-oaked rosé.
Region: Made by grape growers and winemakers using 100% sustainable farming and minimal-intervention in the appellation of Maremma on the southwest coast of the Tuscan wine region. The mistral wind coming down through France hitting the coast of Italy gives the grapes strength and structure. The wines produced here are less expensive than in other parts of Tuscany, yet the quality is outstanding. Our grape growers and wine makers mix traditional winemaking with modern techniques to perfect the wines. They move forward with innovation but also look back at tradition.
Winemaking: When visiting during the harvest season, we learned about their focus on innovation, tradition and knowledge. We witnessed the collection of the grapes and saw each step of the production from the very beginning. Innovation and tradition go hand in hand in order to create good clean wines. You’ll taste all the flavors of this territory every time you take a sip of Good Clean Rosé.
Grapes: A refreshing blend of native Italian 85% Sangiovese and 15% Ciliegiolo grapes from the Tuscan countryside near the sea. You can taste the unique and perfect combination of climate, soil and altitude with little outside intervention.
Sangiovese: One of the most important red grapes in Italy. The clone that can be usually found in this area of Maremma is called Morellino. Sangiovese, as a grape variety, also grows abroad in California and Argentina. Its origins are ancient as the Etruscans. Sangiovese means sangue di giove, or blood of jove.
Ciliegiolo: Its origins are uncertain. According to some sources, it arrived in Tuscany from Spain, brought by pilgrims back from Santiago de Compostela in the 19th century. According to recent studies, it originated in Italy and could be the father of Sangiovese. The name derives from its color – Ciliegiolo as in ciliegia, or cherry. It has always been a popular blend with Sangiovese and recently has become the main feature in blends.
Training system: Spurred cordon and guyot
Vine density: Between 3500 and 4200 plants / hectare
Type of soil: Mostly sandy and rich in silt
Altitude: 250m above sea level
Age of vines: 5-7 years
Harvest period: Mid-September
Fermentation: Grapes are harvested and preserved with carbonic snow. Fermentation at controlled temperature (max 27°c) follows, with maceration on the skins for a few hours only. Drawing off and completion of fermentation without the skins. Malolactic fermentation is completed naturally.
Maturation: In stainless steel tanks for 3 months on fine lees.
Bottling: Starting from January of the following year.
Aging potential: Best drank young, within 2 years of its harvest.
Pairs with: Cured meat starters, rich pasta dishes with meat based sauces, main dishes made with white meat, or fish soups.
Serving temperature: 54°F
Recommended glass: A medium-sized, tulip shaped glass.
Alcohol: 12.73% ABV
Acidity: 5.86 g/l
Residual sugar: 2.84 g/l .42 grams residual sugar per 5oz glass of wine. Residual sugar in popular, conventionally made rosé wines can range from 10-120 g/l.
Calories: 118 per 5oz glass
Carbs: 3.6 grams per 5oz glass
Sulfites: free 23 mg/l, total 82 mg/l
IGT: Indicazione Giographica Tipica. A wine classification introduced in 1992 as part of the general reorganization of the D.O.C. Italian wine law to safeguard the quality and authenticity of the wine. These safeguards form regulated, protected zones to ensure a higher quality of wine. This category of wine allows more freedom than DOC and DOCG levels but ensures a higher quality of wine than the relatively unregulated table wine category.
It’s good to enjoy by the glass, by the bottle, and by the company of your nearest and dearest. Great minds drink alike.
It’s clean and minimal-intervention, produced naturally and grown sustainably in small batches in the Toscana region. With fewer additives, you can drink tonight and still play tomorrow morning.
It’s wine you can feel good about drinking. Red cherry, creamy white peach and honeydew melon flavors — delicious and refreshing like you.
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