Monday, 19 September 2011

TN : Albia Rose 2010, IGT. Barone Ricasoli, Tuscany, Italy

This wine was sealed with a screwcap. There is a sticker on the front label stating that this wine won a gold trophy at the Nordic Wine Challenge in Stockholm.

In 2010, the seasons were normal. The winter was cold and snowy, followed by a wet spring, a hot summer, and variable weather in September and October leading up to harvest. Bud break was in mid-April, while  veraison, which took place later than in previous vintages, was uniform over all of the grape bunches. The grapes ripened evenly, and the bunches presented high sugar and anthocyanin concentrations.

This wine is a blend of Merlot and Sangiovese. The Merlot  was harvested on September 2nd and the Sangiovese was harvested on September 20th. Fernmentation lasted around about 30to 40 days at a temperature of between 11 and 16 degrees. The wine was aged in stainless steel vats and bottled in February 2011.

This wine was imported by Wineworld AB.

Colour : Bright strawberry/pink

Aroma : Redcurrants, herbs, oranges

Taste : Redcurrants, strawberries, herbs, oranges

Alcohol : 12.5%

Price : 89 SEK

Mark : B

Website : Barone Ricasoli

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