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Rosso Piceno DOC ‘Rosso Bello’

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Tasting Notes

Rosso Bello (literally ‘Beautiful Red’) is a blend of Sangiovese (50%) and  Montepulciano (50%), the main red grape varieties of central Italy, 100% organically farmed. Ruby red in color with a fruity nose of savory cherry fruit laced with black currant and hints of cedar and spice.  Balanced tannins and fruit on the palate and finish. Rosso Bello is an incredible value wine and very versatile: it will pair well with all classical pasta dishes with tomato sauce, coldcuts and cheeses, pizza and roasted meats.

Vintages prior to 2012 also saw a small percentage on Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend (roughly 10%). Starting with vintage 2012 it is a 50-50 Sangiovese-Montepulciano blend.

Winery

Le Caniette

Region

Marche

Varietal

50% Sangiovese, 50% Montepulciano

Location of Vineyards

Ripatransone, Contrada Canali

Orientation

South-Southeast

Altitude

280–400 meters above sea level

Type of Planting

Certified organic

Soil

Mixed, loose soil with presence of limestone

Type of Cultivation

Spurred cordon

Vinification

Maceration on skins for 6 to 8 days in steel. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel for 12 to 18 months, then resting in bottle for 3 months.

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Total Production

40,000 bottles

Oenologist

Giovanni Vagnoni, Umberto Svizzeri