Il Fresco Rosato, Villa Sandi

Italy, Veneto -

Price £11.99

Villa Sandi’s long history, tradition and devotion to winemaking marks them as an iconic premium Prosecco producer. Villa Sandi is an exquisite Palladian-style villa dating back to 1622, located in the heart of the prosecco DOCG zone. They refrigerate the Prosecco upon crushing, keeping it fresh and fermenting on demand. This unique method guarantees Villa Sandi Prosecco is always fresh and lively and has ensured Villa Sandi’s standing as Italy’s leading Prosecco.

This excellent sparkling wine varietal blend of glera and pinot nero. Whole glera grapes are softly pressed, and the must is stored in controlled temperature tanks after a first racking. The pinot noir grapes are pressed and put into tanks where light maceration is carried out in order to extract colors and tannins at a controlled temperature of 22-23°C (72°F). The white must and a small part of the red must are blended before the blend is inoculated with selected yeast cultures. Fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 15-16°C (60°F). Upon reaching the required alcohol and sugar content, fermentation is stopped by refrigeration. After a two month period on lees, the sparkling wine is ready for bottling.

A brilliant pale pink appearance, the Rosato has delicately fruity aromas of fresh berries wild strawberries blackcurrants and a hint of spice with a palate of crisp acidity and a creamy mouthfeel. This delightful sparkler is dry, fresh and zesty. Perfect as a festive aperitif or paired with salty appetizers, salami, olives, capers, anchovies, seafood or shellfish pizza.

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