Cantine Attanasio "Martino" Rosè
The Rosè world is vast and can be confusing to the consumer. Unfortunately, White Zinfandel made a bad name for Rose wines even though it wasn't even a Rose. Even still, many Roses can be quite medicinal in flavor and easily turn off consumers.
This Rose is for any consumer who thinks they don't like Rosè! Once they try Martino by Cantine Attanasio, they will realize that they actually do like Rose.
In the inner circles of the Italian wine world, Negroamaro is making some of the most delicious Rose's in all of Italy and beyond. An ancient grape, native to Puglia, it was historically a dry red wine and a blending grape. Over the last 10 years, the latest discovery is that Negroamaro has great potential to make amazing Rose's with lots of fruit and refreshing aromatics.
This Rosè, entitled "Martino," is named after the grandfather and founder of the Cantine Attanasio vineyards. This is a monovarietal rose of negroamaro. The must stays on the skins for just 6 hours and produces a beautiful pink color.
This is a full-bodied Rosè and jam packed with mouthwatering dried fruits of watermelon, strawberry, and raspberry. Full mouth feel with a refreshing zing on the mid palate followed by a dry finish with lingering bright red fruits.
The vineyards are found in the Salento peninsula, the bottom part of Puglia and the "heel" of the "Italian Boot." The most expressive Negroamaro grapes are found in Salento.
This is a great sunny afternoon Rosè that refreshes. It's also a great wine for light meals. Best paired with snacks, white meats, and heavier fish like grilled tuna and salmon.
Grape: Negroamaro 100%
Classification: IGT Salento
Production Zone: Carmine
Altitude: 45 meteres
Terrain: Clay and Calcareous
Vineyard age: over 6 years
Type of Harvest: Spalliera
Vines per Hectare: 5,120
Harvest Time: first 2 weeks of September
Mode of Picking: by hand in small crates
Vinification: Maceration on the skins for about 6 hours at 13 degrees Celsius
Aging: Steel tanks at a controlled temperature before bottling
Serve at: 46 - 50 degrees Fahrenheit