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Cassiopea

Cassiopea

Cassiopea

Toscana Rosato IGT

Cabernet Franc 70%, Merlot 30%

 

Cassiopea revives the tradition of great rosés from this area, which are well-known for their extraordinary savoury hints and freshness. It has the colour and intensity of Bolgheri’s summer sunsets and bears the name of the constellation that lights up the skies above the estate of Poggio al Tesoro.

Climate Trend

 

2011 was a year to remember from a viticultural point of view because of peculiar climatic conditions: a mild spring, well-balanced rainfall in March/April, frequent rainfall in June/July, and a cool summer with pleasant daytime temperatures until almost mid-August. Despite a temperature increase during the second half of August, high-quality grapes were harvested in perfect health with very intense colours and aromas. The harvest began a few days early because of the hot, dry days. However, that did not compromise the phenolic ripening of the grapes and the subsequent temperature drop was ideal for maintaining aromas and acidity, fundamental to producing elegant, balanced, and classy wines.

grape varieties

grape varieties

Cabernet Franc 70%, Merlot 30%

soil characteristic

vineyard location

Le Sondraie, 5 hectares (12.35 acres)

harvest

2nd-3rd September

Bottle

capacities

750 ml • 1,5 L • 3 L

vinification

Soft pressing of whole grapes

ageing

In stainless steel on fine lees, at least 1 month of bottle ageing

fermentation

In temperature controlled stainless steel tanks

malolactic fermentation

No

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