Today it's the turn of a rosé from Vigneti Calitro, a winery I haven't told you about yet!
The company takes its name from the family's historical nickname, and is a reality run by the Lonoce family for 4 generations.
It is currently managed by Francesco, who took over the company in 2014 by carrying out a re-styling starting from the brand to the bottle and an expansion of the vineyard area from 15 to 80 hectares, managing to position itself also on the foreign market.
The rosé for tasting is a 2018 vintage, and composed of 100% Negroamaro grapes
harvested in the third decade of September from 20-year-old vineyards.
For the vinification the grapes after the harvest by hand, they are subjected to the destemming and then to the soft pressing with the "teardrop" method, a method often used for ancient Salento wines millennia and already used by the Romans, which consists in the pressing of the grapes by gravity and leads to lower yields, using only the best part of the must. In fact, the flower must is typically 25-30% of the total.
Then the partial racking of the must is carried out with a few hours of maceration, alcoholic fermentation "in white" and a short passage in barrique.
The wine obtained is of an intense cherry pink color, the reflections of which turn to deep purple. Well-marked hints of cherry and morello, in the mouth instead savory, with a nice acidity that gives freshness, structured and overall balanced. Pleasant, with a medium / long persistence, it is perfect for spring / summer aperitifs or to accompany pizza or even medium-aged cheeses and grilled fish.
At the end I leave you the link to the shop to buy this wine. ⬇️