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Il Cascinone Leccio Monferrato Chiaretto DOC

2019

In a Nutshell

A delicious Chiaretto from the heart of Piemonte which is sure to give any hardened Francophile a compelling alternative.

Tasting Notes

Pretty pale pink in colour. Fresh and lifted on the nose with citrus, raspberry and gently floral notes. The palate balances tangy redcurrant fruit with crisp, lemony acidity leading to a clean dry finish. A delicious style of pale, food friendly rosé .

Production Notes

Grapes were sourced from the Quercia vineyard at Il Cascinone, which produces some of the freshest, most fragrant Pinot Noir on the estate. Pinot Noir was harvested at the start of September, and Barbera in the 3rd week of September. The grapes were cool-fermented separately at 16ºC. After around 5 months on lees the parcels were blended a month before bottling.

Grape Blend

60%

Pinot Nero

40%

Barbera

Producer - Azienda Agricola Il Cascinone

Il Cascinone was acquired by leading Piemonte producer Araldica in 1999 – an exceptional estate in the Monferrato hills which has undergone extensive restoration and replanting. Now around 70ha of the total 102ha are in full production, with the warmer, southwest-facing slopes used to grow Barbera, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon – whilst the northeast slopes are ideal for more aromatic varieties Brachetto and Moscato, along with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

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Detailed Information

Type

Rose

Country

Italy

Region

Piedmont

Vintage

2019

Size

0.75L

ABV

12.5%

Grape

Barbera, Pinot Noir

Viticulture

Sustainable

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Screwcap

£10.90

15 in stock (can be backordered)

Press Quotes & Awards

Silver Medal

International Wine Challenge 2020

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