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Rosato di Sangiovese from V. Sattui Winery

Sangiovese Rosé from V. Sattui Winery in Napa

A second rosé we opened for our daughter’s shower was the 2016 Rosato di Sangiovese. This rosé was produced by V. Sattui Winery located in Napa Valley’s St. Helena area.

The delightful Rosato di Sangiovese was a lovely shade of pink with an orange hue. The wine offered an aroma and taste of strawberries and raspberries. Delightful for anytime of the year, the spring/summer weather made it even better. The finish was crisp with fruit notes yielding to some mineral. The wine had 13.4% alcohol and a residual sugar of 3.0 g/L.

The winemaking notes were comprehensive included that the majority of the grapes in this rosé were from V. Sattui’s Hibbard Ranch property, located along the Los Carneros and Mt. Veeder appellations. A portion of the grapes were from the Adobe Creek vineyard below Clear Lake.

The grapes were harvested at night by hand in mid-September 2016. At the time the brix level was 22.3.  The winemaking techniques included whole cluster pressing and 24 hour cold soaking. The chosen yeast was Premiere Cuvée. Some of the grapes were destemmed and macerated for several hours in a bladder press. The two were then blended.

Looking for a rosé for your next summer gathering? Try the 2016 Rosato di Sangiovese which retails for $26.

About V. Sattui Winery

In 1882, Vittorio Sattui and his wife came to the United States from Italy. They began making wine in 1885. They prospered until Prohibition arrived and they were forced to close. In 1975, Dario, a great-grandson, opened V. Sattui Winery.

V. Sattui Winery produces an array of wines including reds, whites, rosés, desserts and sparkling wines. They also make large format wines including: Magnum, Double Magnum, Imperial and Nebuchadnezzer.

The next time you visit Napa Valley you will want to include a visit to V. Sattui Winery.

What rosé are you planning to enjoy today for National Rosé Day?


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