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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.

A Chiaretto that takes shape, and colour, in one night: the one in which the grapes, gently crushed, are cold-macerated. This is Rosa di Notte, a protagonist in the long tradition of rosé wines of Lake Garda. Fragrant and delicate, it surprises you for its versatile elegance.

Vineyards

A south facing 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

We select and cool the bunches, then we crush and macerate them in stainless steel vats for a whole night, during which we keep checking the colour. 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 and then fermentation starts, that lasts approximately 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