Pepe Rosa Toscana IGT Rosato 2015

Tenimenti d'Alessandro

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Tenimenti d'Alessandro is the pioneering winery for Rhône-style wines in Cortona. The winery began experimenting with 10 acres of Syrah in the late 1980s and discovered that Cortona was ideally suited to Rhône varietals. They followed with an additional 80 acres and are now recognized as the benchmark producer of Syrah and Viognier in Italy.

Cortona sits to the east of Montepulciano in southeastern Tuscany. The mesoclimate of the area is almost identical to that of the Northern Rhône: hot and sunny with cool temperatures at night. The vineyards are planted to Northern Rhône clones of Viognier and Syrah and are farmed organically.

This 100% rosato of Syrah is named “Pepe Rosa” (pink pepper) referring to the wine’s color and spicy character. The grapes were harvested in the first two weeks of September to retain freshness. Pepe Rosa’s pink color was obtained during six hours of maceration before fermentation in stainless-steel tanks.

Tasting Notes

Pepe Rosa has a very pale pink color thanks to the early harvesting of grapes and short maceration on the skins. The wine was fermented dry and shows bright acidity with fresh but delicate aromas of rose, pomegranate, bergamot, and citrus. The wine finishes with a peppery note, of course!

Food Pairing

Rosato is designed for warm-weather dining and makes an ideal accompaniment to summer garden salads, grilled bread topped with fava beans and ricotta, or sausages cooked over coals. With bright acidity and low tannins, rosato can also pair well with both raw or cooked fish such as rare ahi tuna or grilled swordfish.

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Pozzo Vechio
Vineyard size:
3 acres
Soil composition:
Clay
Training method:
Cordon Spur-pruned
Elevation:
908 feet
Vines/acre:
2800
Yield/acre:
0.3 tons
Exposure:
Northern
Year vineyard planted:
1993
Harvest time:
second week of September
First vintage of this wine:
2015
Bottles produced of this wine:
4,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
100% Syrah
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
17 days
Fermentation temperature:
63 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Size of aging container:
300 HL
Length of aging before bottling:
5 months
Length of bottle aging:
2 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.0 %

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