Sommariva “IL ROSA” Vino spumante Rosato (750ml)
Conegliano e Valdobbiadene
The Sommariva family has been cultivating vines in the Veneto region for generations; originally they grew French and Italian varietals and sold their fruit to wine producers. In the 1970s Caterino Sommariva saw potential in certain sites for growing Glera grapes for Prosecco production and began to focus solely on growing quality Glera to produce Prosecco. They expanded their vineyards within the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, a region that began to gain recognition in the late 1980s for this beloved style of sparkling wine. Caterino and Urbana’s daughter Cinzia remembers watching her parents work endlessly throughhout the year in the vineyards, at harvest time and in the cellar. She initially chose another life path and studied marketing, yet as she got older, she regularly returned to the estate and saw her parents’ work through another lens and eventually she (re)discovering her own passion for the vine and wine. Today Cinzia is an enthusiastic and hard working partner in this family run estate.
This sparkling rose is a blend of sustainably farmed 90% Raboso and 10% Pinot Noir growing on mineral-rich and rocky clay soil. The grapes are hand harvested, de-stemmed and directly pressed, skin contact for 12 hours before the clear must is drawn off then fermented in stainless steel. Second fermention in tank (like Prosecco) with a dosage of 12 g/L.
This is a lively and elegant delicately sparkling “rosato” with an enchanting perfume of candied red berries and a zippy mouthwatering finish.