2021 Vitamenia Rose’
Wine Composition: Piedirosso 80% and Aglianico 20%
Production Area: Raito village, Vietri sul Mare (SA).
Altitude range: 150 – 220 meters (492 – 721 ft) above sea level.
Vineyard planting date: 2003 – 2005.
Yield per hectare: about 60.
Harvest: late September.
Type of soil: shallow and sandy, on layers of limestone; abundant soil organic matter and minerals.
Grapevine training system: Aglianico is cultivated on rows of “Guyot” espaliers; Piedirosso on pergolas, characteristic to the Amalfi coast. About 3500 plants per hectare. Organic farming.
Vinification: Aglianico and Piedirosso grapes are picked and vinified separately.
Fermentation: Over 15-day controlled-temperature native-yeast fermentation, in stainless steel vessels along with maceration. Malolactic fermentation in the barrels.
Bottles Produced: 1500/2000 ca
Alcohol: 12.5-13,5 %
Serving Temp: 10-13°C. (50–55°F.), though higher temperatures will accentuate its fruitiness.
Food pairings: Finger food, pizza & focaccia, light first courses, grilled vegetables, lean meat, fish, soft and semi-aged cheeses.
Vivid coral-red color; the bouquet and flavor have crispy hints of citrus fruits, tangy berries, and a great minerality. It is a versatile, dry, non-sparkling, non-diluted rosé designed for hot days, with great drinkability, and some aging capacity. The organic farming gives it interesting variability over the vintages.