Feudo di Santa Tresa Rosa (750ml)
Feudo di Santa Tresa estate has around 123 acres of vineyards in the historical vine growing region of Vittoria. Lying close to the Mediterranean, Feudo di Santa Tresa’s vineyards benefit from cooling sea breezes. The estate’s soil consists of a layer of light, red, sandy loam (terra rossa) resting on top of a limestone base, which helps retain vital water. In order to preserve this rich terroir, only natural techniques are used to assist cultivation. While the abundant wind and scarce rainfall naturally protect against pest, infestations are further prevented through limited copper and sulfur treatments and “sexual confusion” pheromone traps. In addition, only natural fertilizers are used to avoid introducing chemicals into the topsoil. Undersoil irrigation is utilized to prevent evaporation, thereby maximizing water efficiency.
A beautiful pale pink colour with hints of copper. Notes of berries on the nose with hints of violet and wild rose. The palate is elegant and persistent, with raspberry and wild strawberry fruit and excellent acidity.
50% Nero d’Avola, 50% Frappato, hand harvested. The grapes are chilled the grapes overnight to lower the temperature to 6-8°C, thereby protecting the aromatic characteristics of the grapes. The colour of “Rosa di Santa Tresa” is created thanks to a natural maceration on the skins in the pneumatic press, at a cool temperature, for 2 hours for the Nero d’Avola and 4 hours for the Frappato. The grapes are very delicately pressed. The must is kept overnight at a 10°C to allow natural sedimentation. Fermentation for 12 days at about 17°C . Two wines are then blended together and left on the fine lees for 3-4 months before bottling.