2012 Uvaggio Rosato

100% 2012 vintage
100% Lodi appellation
80% Primitivo
10% Barbera
10% Vermentino

We purposely minimized the length of skin contact for our Primitivo component this year to achieve a delicate color, which was then cold fermented to preserve freshness.  The Barbera and Vermentino lots both were barrel fermented for a contribution of body and texture.

For fermentation we utilized a fruit enhancing yeast strain, one isolated specifically for pink wine production.  Also we blocked the malo-lactic conversion to preserve a more vibrant expression.  Lastly, we occasionally stirred all of these lots to aid in achieving greater harmony.

Bottled in Dec 2012; 12.7% alcohol, pH 3.38, TA 5.9 g/l & RS

Our descriptors: engaging and intriguing, with hibiscus and plum aromas; along with an array of fruit flavors like guava and strawberry.