Crateca Rosato IGP Epomeo
Type of wine: Dry Rosé
Grapes: 100% Aglianico
Wine classification: Protected Geographical Indication
Planting year: 2006
Altitude: 220 meters above sea level
Soil: sandy detrital of volcanic origin (Green Tufo del Pizzone)
Plant density: 8000 plants per hectare.
Training system: Spurred cordon
Yield: 1.5 kg per vine
Harvest period: mid-September
Harvest: Manual, in 20 kg crates, when the grapes are fully aromatic
Vinification and aging: Long and soft pressing of the whole bunches in an environment protected from oxygen, followed by the clarification of the must by natural sedimentation at low temperature. Long fermentation in refrigerated stainless steel vats and subsequent aging on fine lees. Minimum and regulated use of sulfur until bottling.
The wine, with an inviting and graceful drink, is an unprecedented and refined expression of the characteristic traits of early harvested Aglianico. The crystalline pastel pink is beautiful, with peach petal shades. The aromatic purity, intense floral scents of rose and lime, fused with small red fruits, pomegranate and cedar strike the nose. The fresh and elegant taste is of beautiful sweetness and fine density.