Thursday, May 6, 2010

Torraccia Rose

Appellation: Corse Porto Vecchio

Soil and basement: granite arenas

Grapes: 50% Niellucciu - 10% Sciaccarellu - 20% Grenache - 20% Cinsault

Wine making: direct pressing or "bleeding off" tanks according to the grapes, settling and division of heavy "bourbes", then fermentation from indigenous yeast, under control of temperatures (16 to 20°C)

"ELEVAGE": in tank then in bottle

Tasting: Color: pale-salmon colored

Nose: white flowers and soft spices

Mouth: "vive" attack over the freshness which continues by becoming round on hints redcurrant . Long and elegant tannin.

Serving temperature: 12-13°C

It matches very well with: dry and fruity rosé, it allows to go with the whole summer meal, from aperitif to the end of the meal

Shelf life: 12 to 30 months

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