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VILLANOVA ROSÉ

Category: Sparkling wine

Grapes: 100% moscato rosa
Vineyard name: Mainizza
Soils: Gravel-rich alluvial
Orientation: Southeast-northwest
Elevation: 38 metres
Training system: Guyot

Harvest: 30 August 2011
Production in bottles: 5,400

Vinification:
12-hour cryo-maceration in the press, then low-temperature fermentation until cold arrest at 48 g/l residual sugar. Charmat method second fermentation with cultured yeasts and brief bottle aging.

Sensory profile:
An intense pink in colour, it boats a very long-lived bead of tiny bubbles and a delicate, fruity bouquet. The palate is velvety, with a leisurely progression.

Serving suggestions:
Petits fours, fruit pastries, fresh fruit cup, and wild strawberries.

Technical data:
Alcohol: 12.8% – Residual sugar: 48g/l