Five Roses Rosato Salento IGT 2016

Leone de Castris

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"Five Roses" has special significance to the Leone de Castris family.  Despite being created during the turmoil of World War II, it actually became quite a success story:  it was the first rosato bottled in Italy and exported to the USA.  Moreover, several generations of the family each had five children, so the name 'Five Roses' holds special significance for the Leone de Castris family.

Tasting Notes

Deep strawberry-pink in color, Five Roses is bursting with aromas of ripe cherries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and red currants.  These delightful notes continue on the palate, complimented by fresh, crisp acidity, good structure, and smooth texture.

Food Pairing

Enjoy this special wine as an aperitif or serve it with grilled vegetable dishes, risotto, poultry or flavorful seafood.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard size:
99 acres
Soil composition:
Clay
Training method:
Bush
Elevation:
165 feet
Vines/acre:
2,800
Yield/acre:
3.0 tons
Exposure:
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1980
Harvest time:
September
First vintage of this wine:
1943
Bottles produced of this wine:
160,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
90% Negroamaro, 10% Malvasia Nera
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
18 days
Fermentation temperature:
59-61 °F
Malolactic fermentation:
No
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
300 HL
Length of aging before bottling:
2 months
Length of bottle aging:
1 month
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
12.5 %
pH level:
3.2
Residual sugar:
4.2 g/L
Acidity:
6.0 g/L
Dry extract:
25.0 g/L

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