Wine Details

La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova Toscana IGT

This pale orange-pink Tuscan Rosè is a blend of Sangiovese and Prugnolo Gentile (a Sangiovese clone). Tart and juicy, with citrusy grapefruit and tangerine dominating the nose and mouth, the wine’s aromatic profile is enriched by white peach and strawberry and floral and mineral notes. The Rosè shows great clarity, with a suave, penetrating finish that lingers with a floral tenacity. A great summer wine and an excellent accompaniment to fish and poultry.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Tuscany

Varietal:

50% Sangiovese 50% Prugnolo Gentile

Vineyard:

Casanova, Terriciola, Tuscany, south exposure

Yield:

4,000 bottles/ha

Aging:

Aged in stainless steel tanks for 3 months on yeast

Alcohol content:

12.5%

Age of vines:

15 years

pH level:

3.6

Acidity:

6.5g/L

Production:

80,000 bottles

Soil:

Sandy, containing ocean sediments

Training:

Cordone Speronato

Average altitude:

300 m (984 FT) a.s.l.

Vinification:

One hour skin contact, separation and alcoholic fermentation at 18ºC with natural yeast for 15 days

Harvest:

Beginning to middle of September

First vintage:

2012

Cellar:

La Spinetta Casanova, Tuscany

Bottling:

Natural clarification and bottling

Release:

January, 4 months after harvest

Recent press reviews

90

La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova Toscana IGT 2020

Vinous Media (90)- "From year to year, the Il Rosé di Casanova continues to impress, and the 2020 is no different. Here I’m finding a contrasting blend of spiced citrus and tart apples offset by wild herbs and crushed stone. It’s silky in feel yet lifted and spry, casting ripe orchard fruits and inner herbal tones across a wave of vibrant acidity. A lingering note of salinity and hints of lemon peel keep tension high throughout the mouthwatering finale. This is an equal-parts blend of Sangiovese and Prugnolo Gentile."

92

La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova Toscana IGT 2019

Vinous Media (92)- "Spinetta’s 2019 Il Rosé di Casanova is stunning in the glass, wafting up with a seductive bouquet, mixing lime and ripe melon with crushed strawberries. It floods the palate with spicy red fruits, complemented by juicy citrus and brisk acids, which keep the expression wonderfully fresh. The finish is long, as an air of minerals and fresh florals hover above salty minerals which beg you to take another sip."

GM

La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova Toscana IGT 2018

The Fifty Best (GM)- "The Fifty Best hosted a rose wine tasting where 30 contenders were evaluated for the distinguished "Best Rose" awards for 2019. The Fifty Best is very pleased to announce that La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova 2018 was awarded a Gold medal."