Le Pianelle 2016 'Al Posto dei Fiori' Rosato, Coste della Sesia DOC
Item Number: 10379
Sub Region: Piedmont
Appellation/AVA: Coste della Sesia DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 90% Nebbiolo / 5% Vespolina / 5% Croatina
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
The Nebbiolo-based rosés don’t have a long history, but are quickly becoming some of the best rosés from Italy. Ian D'Agata wrote for Vinous on May 17, 2017: "A recent exciting development in Italy is the emergence of many rosato wines made from Nebbiolo. The greatness of this grape variety apparently knows no limits: it can deliver uncommonly good pink wines (in the hands of talented producers, at least) as well as world-famous reds. Look for many of the stellar rosato now being made in the Langhe as well as in northeastern Piedmont, the home of up-and-coming Boca, Lessona, Gattinara and Lessona. These Nebbiolo and Nebbiolo-based pink wines are light- to medium-bodied and intensely perfumed, often with a bright mineral overlay to their juicy red berry and sour red cherry aromas and flavors."
Winemaking: 90% of the wine is Nebbiolo that had a cold maceration period for about 28 hours. The temperature was controlled with dry ice. The rest of the wine is a saignée of Croatina and Vespolina from the red wine production. The cold fermentation in stainless steel lasted about 22 days. Some of the wine sees used barriques. The wine is bottled in March after the harvest.
Tasting Notes: The bouquet is dominated by floral notes. Fruits like watermelon, wild strawberry, and lychee are also present. There is an overarching minerality to the nose. The flavors mimic the floral bouquet with just a hint of spice on the tongue. Al Posto dei Fiori is refreshing and dry rosé that is excellent with food such as salmon, shrimp, roast chicken and pasta.
Al Posto dei Fiori means instead of flowers.