Farnese Calalenta Rose 2020
1 or more bottles$25.00
Luca Maroni99 points
Made by legendary winemaker Dennis Verdecchia, this “Provencal style” rosé has a very pale powder pink color. Fresh and soft aromas of strawberry, watermelon and pink grapefruit accompanied by pleasant floral notes of rose petals and broom. It stands out for its freshness and refined minerality.
the grapes were harvested manually during the night to preserve their aromas and freshness. The grapes undergo a soft crushing-destemming, then the must is fermented in large steel tanks for 18/22 days at a low temperature (10/12 ° C) to enhance the aromas. After a light and brief aging on the lees in steel tanks for 30/35 days, the wine is delicately clarified, filtered and ready to be bottled.
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"Fresh and flinty aromas of strawberry, fresh cut watermelon and rose petals on the nose with notes of minerality on the palate. The wine has a refreshing acidity that is in harmony with the grout and well rounded with good length. Its long and intense finish is the signature of a rose with incomparable elegance."
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Italy has some of the oldest wine production methods in the world and almost every part of the country is planted under vine. From the Alps in the north to the very southernmost parts of Sicily where Africa is almost in sight, wine is successfully cultivated. In addition to the latitude covered, Italy's many mountains and hills provide a plethora of altitudes for grape growing in various soils and micro-climates. The extensive coastlines along the peninsula that is Italy provide maritime climates for the coastal wine-growing areas. Over 350 grape varieties are 'authorised' in Italy, though up to 550 varieties are thought to be grown.
The classification system of Italian wines has four classes, with the intention of defining a wine's origin a quality. Two of these classes are table wines, whilst DOC and DOCG fall under the EU quality wine produced in a specific region category. Vino da Tavola (VDT) means that the wine comes from Italy. Most of these wines are generally basic table wines that are consumed domestically. Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) denotes a more specific region within Italy, and the resultant will be of higher quality than simple table wines, but won't conform to the rules required for higher certification. Both Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) are regionally more specific than IGT, and have stricter rules regarding the grape varieties grown, yields per hectare, minimum alcohol levels and so on. The major difference between DOC and DOCG is that the latter has to undergo a blind-tasting session to ensure the highest quality is achieved. Italy has 32 DOCG appelations, 311 DOC appelations and 120 IGT zones.
Key regions include Piedmont, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Veneto, Sicily and Sardinia. Common white varieties grown are Pinot Grigio, Arneis, Vermentino, Verdicchio, Fiano and Moscato. The red varieties grown the most are Sangiovese, Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Montepulciano, Primitivo, Nero d'Avola and Corvina.
Located in the east coast of central Italy, Abruzzo is a wine region which dates back to the sixth century B.C., when the Etruscans first introduced viticulture to the region, but went into decline for many centuries until about 50 years ago. Since then, there has been ample attempt to revive the viticulture of the beautiful region of Abruzzo, which is surrounded by mountains and is home to many national parks and forests.
Although the most favorable grape growing conditions can be found in the low hills of Teramo, the whole region boasts of perfect conditions for viticulture. As a result of various minerals found in the soil structure, bountiful sunshine, moderate rainfall and cool temperatures at night, the region produces grapes which are bursting with full flavour. The three DOC produced in Abruzzo are the Contro Guerra, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo and the one DOCG is Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colline Teramane. The main grapes used here are red montepulciano and white Trebbiano.
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About the brand Farnese Vini
Farnese Vini might be a young winery compared to others in southern Italy, but in only a relatively short time it has carved a reputation for itself around the globe and earned a number of international awards for its wines.
Established in 1994, the focus at Farnese Vino extends from Abruzzo to Campania, Basilicata, Sicily and Puglia, with the commitment to producing high quality wines at accessible prices that please the palate of the most discerning drinkers around the world.