€33,50 inc. VAT
Wine with fresh aromas of red fruits and blueberries, dew drops, and smooth chalky minerality, with a few years of age the nose can develop certain brioche-like toasty lactic undertones that remind us of rosé champagne. This is a Rosato that continues to bring us joy with every encounter!
Cépage: Grenache, Minnella Nera, Grecanico, Minnella Bianca, and other unidentified grape varieties.
Vineyard: VingaBosco (Contrada Nave near Bronte), total vineyard area 0,50 ha, 1200 meters altitude
Soil composition: sandy, volcanic soils
Average Age of Vines: 100 – 120 years
ABV: 13.50 %
Sulfur addition: small doses before fermentation and bottling
Vinudilice means wine of the oak forest in the local dialect. While on a hike, Salvo discovered a beautiful parcel of very old, uncontaminated vines surrounded by a holm oak forest. The parcel called ‘VignaBosco’ lies at 1200 meters elevation, which makes it a strong contender for being the highest vineyard in Italy. This Rosato is a field blend of more than 10 different indigenous white and red varieties that are harvested and vinified together. Harvest happens around the end of October, the grapes are then macerated overnight and refinement is done in stainless steel. Fermentation is started by a ‘Pied de Cuve’ selection of autochthonous yeasts. This is I Vigneri’s only wine that doesn’t receive any sulfur addition. In vintages in which the wine, does not naturally reach an alcohol content of 11%, they produce a sparkling version using metodo classico with bottle fermentation on the yeasts for at least 17 months.