Alto Adige Moscato Rosa vendemmia tardiva, DOC 2020
Bright ruby, juicy red berries, rose petals and nutmeg, a gorgeous nerve of acidity, balanced sweetness, succulent and elegant.
The Castel Sallegg winery and Moscato Rosa go hand in hand. Prince Enrico of Campofranco, an ancestor of the Counts Kuenburg, brought the Moscato Rosa vine from Sicily to Alto Adige in 1892 and cultivated it near Lake Caldaro. The small berries are packed with intense aromas of dried rose petals, raspberry, wild strawberry and date. An extra sweet finish with stimulating acidity, wonderfully balanced, and a very long aftertaste are the crowning touch to this wine.
Manual harvest and selection of the grapes. Destemming and must fermentation under controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. 5 to 7 days pressing and interrupted fermentation followed by ageing in stainless steel tanks.
100% Moscato Rosa
Caldaro, Seehof: 230 m above sealevel, medium-heavy, humus-rich sandy clay soil on calcareous gravel in the immediate vicinity of Lake Caldaro
Alcohol 11% by vol. Acidity 6.9 g/l Residual sugar 186.2 g/l
Up to 30 years
Ideal with prosciutto and melon, ripe figs, cake, pastries, sweets and desserts
10 – 12°C
Vintage 2017: AIS VITAE (4 viti), Falstaff (94), James Suckling (92) 2015: Falstaff (92), Vinoculti (Dolcissimo) | 2011: Vinoculti (Dolcissimo)
Bottle sizes: 375 ml / 1500 ml
Moscato Rosa: A reminder of Enrico Prince of Campofranco (1861 – 1924), the husband of Maria Raineria. As a pioneer in Alto Adige, he planted the Sicilian Moscato Rosa vine in Caldaro’s historic Seehof vineyard.
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