Esperides Rose Dello Jato 2018 (Rosè of Nero D’Avola)

Appellation: Terre Siciliane IGT 

Tasting Notes: The color of this wine is soft and ephemeral pink. The nose is elegant and surprisingly complex with floral notes of roses followed by red fruit hints of under ripe cherry and pomegranate. The palate is harmonious and dry, with amazing acidity and savory elements that are atypical of light rosès such as this one.

Food Pairings: Fish, white meat, grilled vegetables, goat cheese. Super crushable! Great on its own!

Vineyard: This Nero D’Avola rosè is organically sourced from Jato River Valley at an altitude of 1300-1640 ft. above sea level. The yields are about 700 gal. per acre. These vines are about 16b years old and rest on clay soils facing South/South-west.

Harvest: Exclusively by hand the first days of September.

Vinification: The grapes are gently pressed and the juice is macerated on the skins for a very short time (2 hours). Fermentation happens in stainless steel for 2-3 weeks. The wine is matured for 5 to 6 months and then 2 months in bottle. 

ABV: 12.5% by Vol.          Serving Temperature: 52 F°      Acidity: 6.25 g/l              Ph: 3.19