Istine 2020 Rosato, Toscana IGT

Istine 2020 Rosato, Toscana IGT

Item Number: 15367

UPC: 8-053329320061

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Marly limestone with a prevalence of Galestro stones
Elevation: 420 meters a.s.l.

Winemaking Notes: Most of the Sangiovese for the Istine Rosato come from their Cavarchione Vineyard in Gaiole in Chianti. The grapes were planted between 2009 and 2010. To ensure freshness, Angela Fronti picks the Sangiovese grapes early. The grapes are crushed at the winery and left to macerate for around 6 hours before pressing. The grapes ferment slowly for about 50 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation does not occur.

Tasting Notes: The Istine Rosato has aromas of wild strawberries, cherries, and a touch of herbs. The palate is fresh with beautiful red fruit flavors and a mineral backbone. This is a versatile food wine through summer and fall.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (6/3/2021)

    The 2020 Rosato Toscano shows peppery florals with lime zest and hints of green melon. This is silky in texture, balancing an attractive mix of zesty acidity, sweet red berries and minerals. It tapers off spicy and spry, with a hint of tart cherry and rosy florals that linger long.