Rosé di Montemaggio IGT is an organic Tuscan wine with a vivid rose color, and a fruity bouquet. It is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes and it has a full and refreshing taste. It is the result of the transient encounter with the must of the Sangiovese grapes’ skin. The short hours spent together give to this wine its vivid rose color and a morbid character with a bit of acidity, freshness and lightness.
Rosé di Montemaggio is mainly produced with grapes picked from an early harvest from the cooler areas of the Sangiovese vineyards, for the purpose of obtaining good acidity, a lower alcoholic gradation and therefore obtaining freshness and lightness in the wine. The skins are left in contact with the liquid for only one night until achieving the desired coloration and the necessary complexity.
Subsequently, the skins are separated and the fermentation takes place at low temperatures in stainless steel vats for few days. The wine is bottled following about few months of refinement and released into the market when we think that is finally ready. The bottle of this rose wine has a glass pink cork to preserve the quality and the authentic taste of this wine.
During the last few years Rose wine finally gained the attention it long deserved and the consumption of it started to rise. However just few years back for some reason the general public believed that Rose was done purely from the second-hand grapes that somehow were not good enough for the production of the red wines. This misconception is not applicable to Rose di Montemaggio, which is done from 100% Sangiovese ( same as Classico, Riserva and Gran Selezione) but taken from a different part of the vine lines and different parts of the estate. We try to pick earlier then the full maturation in order to increase the acidity, and hence decrease the alcohol. As a result we have a very fresh wine, with a lot of vivid colour – an ideal summer (or not only…..) companion. Make sure to notice the glass cork too – which saves a lot of wine from the defects of the cork, but still remains sophisticated and classy method of bottle closure. You can then recycle it as a jar for the water or olive oil.