Tormaresca Rosé Calafuria, Salento IGT 2019, Italy

Calafuria takes its name from the over 700 bays on the Apulian peninsula. The region has a long tradition in the production of rosé wines made with Negroamaro, a variety that best expresses its full potential near the sea. This rosé is produced from vineyards that extend across the Adriatic coastline for over a kilometer. The grapes were selected manually, destemmed delicately, and given a soft pressing. The must which went into stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 50° Fahrenheit (10° centigrade) to assist a natural settling of the impurities. The fermentation which then followed took place at a low temperature, 61° Fahrenheit (16° centigrade), to preserve to the maximum extent the primary aromas. A brief aging period in stainless steel tanks and a four month period of bottle aging preceded release. Color: a peach petal pink. Aroma: Both intense and delicate with fragrant notes of peaches, roses, and cherry blossoms. Flavor: a fresh and balanced wine, highly savory and withmuch aromatic persistence.