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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

 

The 2018 harvest at Poggio al Tesoro began on August 27th and ended on October 3rd. A very rainy spring caused some concern for both the health and quality of the grapes. However, summer brought about important changes in the vineyards, with the constant presence of sun and wind. Thanks to agricultural actions to aid the aeration of the grapes (defoliation, rearranging the bunches, pinching out new shoots, thinning), we managed to obtain good quality grapes, even in a season like 2018 which was marked by frequent spring rainfall. During the last part of the harvest, when all the Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon grapes were still in the vineyards, temperatures dropped drastically, especially at night, and were accompanied by cool winds like the “Tramontana” and “Grecale”. This kept the grapes dry and preserved them from being attacked by botrytis and various moulds. The Vermentino harvest took place at night to collect cooler bunches and avoid oxidation.

grape varieties

grape varieties

Cabernet Franc 70%, Merlot 30%

soil characteristic

vineyard location

Le Sondraie, 5 hectares (12.35 acres)

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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