This is just about the perfect Rosato. Light, dry, savoury, hints of earth and dry leaves. Cherries, rose petals, dough and dried herbs. Drink it young and fresh with antipasto or anything really. That is the charm of Rosato!
In 1998 a plot known as 414 was purchased by Simone and Mara Castelli. This site is situated on the Maremma coast of Tuscany. The Castellis planted Morellino (Sangiovese), Ciliegiolo, Syrah, Alicante and Colorino. They make beautiful wines using organically grown grapes, indigenous yeast, concrete and wooden vat ferments and large old wood aging.
When most people think of Central Italy they think of Tuscany. Not surprisingly because Chianti is an ocean of vineyards within the winegrowing region of Central Tuscany. Chianti produces more than 750000 hectolitres of wine each year. Tuscany’s wine history starts somewhere in the 8th-5th Century BCE when it was part of Etruria. Vernaccia from San Gimignano and reds from Montepulciano were known and loved before the Renaissance. The Tuscany we know now started in 19th Century with Chianti gaining the ascendancy. Brunello di Montalcino debuted in 1888 and the Super Tuscans took shape in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
Widely cultivated across Italy from Emilia-Romagna to Campania and producing as much wine as Barbera. A wide range of clones and hugely diverse growing conditions sees the variety represent easy drinking ‘quaffers’, all the way to benchmarks such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Sangiovese di Romagna and Morellino di Scansano.