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Tormaresca Calafuria Rose 2020 Wine

Tormaresca Calafuria Rose 2020 Wine

Overall, the 2022 growing season in Salento was hot and dry. The winter months followed normal weather patterns and rainfall was within seasonal averages. Spring was mild but drought conditions prevailed. Although summer was hot and dry, the vineyards benefitted from moderate breezes that provided good temperature variations between day and night. The resiliency of Calafuria’s vines together with vineyard practices that helped keep partial shade over the clusters and preserving good balance of the vines’ growth/productive phases are all factors that allowed the grapes to reach peak ripeness, preserving fragrant aromas and aromatic freshness.

Vinification and aging
Immediately after harvesting, the grapes were destemmed and gently pressed. The must was transferred into temperature controlled stainless steel vats at 12 °C (54 °F) to favor natural clarification of the must. Alcoholic fermentation took place at a temperature of 16 °C (61 °F) to preserve and enhance aromatic compounds. Calafuria was left to age on the lees in stainless steel tanks for a short period of time before it was bottled and released for sale.

Alcohol content : 12.5% by Vol.

Historical data
Masseria Maìme is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Upper Salento not too far from the town of San Pietro Vernotico in the province of Brindisi. The estate extends along the coastline forming a unique countryside of vineyards that lies between woodlands and pine forests stretching out as far as the eye can see until blending into the sea. The most prevalent grape varieties grown here are Negroamaro, Primitivo, Syrah, Cabernet and Chardonnay. Calafuria is produced from vineyards that extend along the Adriatic coastline. Its name comes from one of the over 700 bays on the Apulian peninsula. The region boasts a long tradition for the production of rosé wines made from Negroamaro, a variety that best expresses its full potential near the sea. Calafuria is a rosé that is delicate, pleasantly fruity, savory and well-rounded, reflecting the aromas and colors of its home territory, Salento.

Tasting notes
Calafuria is a delicate pale pink color. Fruity, citrusy notes of pink grapefruit, orange blossoms together with delicate hints of jasmine and lime blossoms dominate the nose. The palate is pleasantly fresh with excellent aromatic persistence and a delicate savory note on the finish.

PRODUCT NAME Tormaresca Calafuria Rose 2020 Wine


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