Alìe - 2016

VINTAGE

Denomination

Toscana IGT

Description

Alìe, a fabled sea nymph, a symbol of sensuality and beauty, inspired Alìe, an elegant rosé with a luminous pink hue and subtle ruby highlights. It is a stylish, beautifully-balanced blend of Syrah and Vermentino, varieties that express their finest qualities when grown near the sea. Scents of spring wildflowers, wild strawberries, and citrus peel combine with a tasty vein of earthy minerality, classic to this growing area, that supports a delicate structure and infuses a lengthy, complex finish. Alìe makes an enchanting apèritif wine as well as throughout a meal, enjoyed with close friends and family.

Vintage Report

The climatic season was characterized by a relatively dry autumn and a winter with temperatures that never dropped below freezing. The mild winter and early spring influenced the vine’s life-cycle with a budding 10 days earlier than the previous vintage. Spring rains replenished the water table allowing the vines to be sustained through the dry summer; summer temperatures were within seasonal averages. These near optimal seasonal conditions gave us healthy, ripe, aromatically balanced grapes.

Awards

Alìe

Terroir and environmental conditions

Estate and vineyard location: Tuscan Maremma

Technical Information

Variety Syrah, with a touch of Vermentino
Alcohol by volume 12,5%
Length of maceration on the skins No maceration; wine immediately pressed off
Malolactic fermentation None
Maturation method Stainless steel
Length of maturation 3 months in steel and 1 month in bottle
Bottle formats 0,75 l, Magnum
Alìe

Tasting Notes

Alìe 2016 is a refined and elegant wine characterised by its pale rosé colour and subtle peach highlights. Fruity and intense with immediate freshness on the nose gained in ripe fruity, the aromatic fruits carry from the nose to the palate, augmented by a textured streak of minerality, with citrus, Marasca cherries and white melon fruit notes. A characterful rosé with a long, fresh, persistent finish.

Serving suggestions

Alìe partners beautifully with smoked fish, particularly salmon, as well as with prosciutto, lighter meats, poultry and fish. It is particularly recommended with well-spiced dishes and Asian cuisine.

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