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Rosa di Notte

Bottiglia di Rosa di Notte - Azienda Agricola Montonale

Appellation

Garda Classico Chiaretto DOC

Grape varieties

Groppello, Marzemino, Barbera, Sangiovese

“Pretty in pink”: versatile and delicious, and an ambitious varietal blend that makes Rosa di Notte the pink-hued reflection of Montunal.

Everything starts the first night after the harvest, in which this wine takes shape: the result is Rosa di Notte, a Chiaretto obtained by gentle crushing and a skin contact period that lasts a whole night. The long tradition of rosé wines of Lake Garda is perfectly represented in this juicy, refreshing, extremely versatile wine.

Vineyards

A southfacing single-vineyard of 3,5 hectares (8,6 acres) called La Madonnina; it is very close to Lake Garda and can benefit from good ventilation of the local winds.

Winemaking

The bunches are manually selected and cooled in order to preserve the aromatic precursors, then they are crushed and the grape juice remains in contact with the pigmented skins for a whole night in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. During the skin contact period the colour is constantly checked. The must is obtained with the “tear drop” method which uses only the free-run juice and applies stationary draining before fermentation, thereby obtaining what is regarded as the heart of the grapes. The must clarification is done by natural settling. Fermentation occurs for about 10 days in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature. The wine is aged on its fine lees for at least 6 months with constant lees stirring.

Tasting notes

A bright pink colour with slight copper hues, the nose offers a wide range of floral and fruity nuances: scents of red roses, strawberry and pomegranate stand out in the alluring bouquet. The palate has a silky, velvety texture, glazed by refreshing notes of raspberry and intriguing savoury minerality that close the elegant, lingering finish.

Food pairings

An extremely versatile wine, it pairs well with shellfish, white meat, fried fish, light cold cuts and mixed salads, Italian pizza. Try it with “sarde fritte del Garda alla bresciana”, a traditional recipe with fried sardine of Lake Garda!

Bottiglia di Rosa di Notte - Azienda Agricola Montonale