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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

 

There was a long dry period in the Bolgheri area in 2021, which lasted from mid-May until the end of the harvest. Summer was mostly dry and windy, with warm but not excessively muggy temperatures. There were abundant water reserves, thanks to a rainy winter, which were useful for avoiding vine stress during the dry period. The harvest of white and red grapes destined for rosé began in the last week of August. Optimal climatic conditions allowed for the perfect ripening of the grapes, which were very healthy when harvested. At the beginning of September, we harvested the best plots of Vermentino, gradually continuing once the Syrah grapes were ripe and then on to Merlot, and lastly Cabernet, up to the last week of September. A significant temperature difference between night and day, especially at the beginning of September, protected the acidity of the grapes and helped to preserve aromatic components. Vinification brought forth expressive, refreshing whites and rosés, and fragrant, sapid reds rich with a polyphenolic component important for long ageing. We consider 2021 to be a very lovely vintage, and it is characterised by fresh and mineral wines that are also full-bodied with elegant tannins, wonderful aromas, and an excellent finish.

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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