2020 Alessandro Viola Rosé
Alessandro Viola father’s was a vine grower although other than a few bottles of homemade wine he never saw the fruit of his hard work in the vineyard into bottle. Alessandro was fascinated in grape growing from an early age and after a few vintages of self-teaching he decided to get a formal education and study oenology. During his university studies he steered away from the mechanical side of winemaking he was being taught and decided to study the science. The idea that nothing needed to be added or taken away from the wine if the grapes, soil and winemaking were all working together became his mantra.
Grapes are from younger vines are in clay and sandy soils 250 meters in elevation. Spontaneous fermentation at uncontrolled temperature, with native yeasts in steel, ageing in steel tank for 6 months, bright and joyful rose.
Where: Sicily, Italy
What: Nero D'Avola
How: Some really pretty wine here, teetering on the edge of a light red, drink it by itself or with some antipasti