Castell’in Villa is a favorite for us and beautifully located in the heart of Chianti Classico, outside the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga.
Only in excellent vintages the lady of the house, Coralia Pignatello, decides to makes a rosé wine. A limited production of wonderful and serious wine.
The Sangiovese grapes are sourced from 50 year+ old vines and spontaneous fermented for two days. 12 hours of skin maceration and then stored in stainless steel.
Some will argue that rosé is a seasonal product, but the best are so much more. Well made rosé is as serious any white or red. It’s interesting, complex and ages with grace. It has depth, flavors and will pair with food very well.
And as we are slowly transitioning into autumn, a nice bottle of serious rosé could be a good and interesting companion.