Zaleo Rosè

Classic

Made from the best grapes grown in the southeast region of Lake Garda, this is a youthful, lively wine. Its lingering fragrance of roses is maintained by its special glass stopper.

GRAPE VARIETAL:

Corvina, Rondinella, other varietals.

THE VINEYARDS:

Geographical location and characteristics

The vineyards are all located to the west of Verona and are on average 15 to 30 years old. The sandy, partially gritty soil is morainic and alluvial with a notable presence of calcium.

Planting system

Partly Veronese pergola with over 3,500 vines per hectare and partly Guyot with around 4,500 plants per hectare.

THE HARVEST:

Timing and method

Usually starting around the end of September the harvest is all done by hand.

Vinification

Using the ros method of vinification, the stems are removed during crushing whilst the grape skins remain in contact with the must for just one night before being separated. The fermentation process is temperature-controlled at 22C and lasts for 12 days. The wine is then decanted and left to mature for as long as necessary in stainless steel vats. After bottling, it rests for a short time before drinking.

ZALEO ROSE' WITH FOOD

This wine is often suggested as an aperitif but readily partners fish or white meat dishes. Serve ideally at 14C to 16C.