2011 Colle Stefano "Rosa di Elena" Marche Rosato

SKU #1108073

Colle Stefano is located in the Marche region, just east of Umbria. Fabio Marchionni took over the winery several years ago, having graduated from the new Italian enology school in Ancona and completed an apprenticeship in Germany. Yields at the winery are kept extremely low and the winemaking is modern and cleanly detailed. From the Marchionni, on the vineyard used to source this rosato: "A neighbor offered to rent me his vineyard, planted with 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, already being farmed organically. I couldn't refuse, great position, very steep slope (almost too steep!), the soil rocky and rich in limestone. The vineyard is surrounded by 50 acres of woods. Every time I go there to work with my tractor there's a crow that keeps me company; he sits on a stake and waits for the tractor to turn over something interesting."

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By: Adam Parry |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/30/2012  | Send Email
What a delicious Rosato.Beautiful aromatics of red fruit on the nose. Perfectly off dry, great acid. Try a bottle today...

By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/12/2012  | Send Email
This wine is from a little town called Matelica and is in the Marche region, just east of Umbria. You may recognize this producer from his Verdicchio that we have carried over the years. This is the second vintage of this Rosato from the winemaker Fabio Marchionni, who rents the vineyard ( that was already being farmed organically) and made up of 80% Sangiovese & 20% Cabernet sauvignon. There is lots of zippy acidity and a little bit of strawberry at the tip of the toung and then you feel the rocky soil and limestone of Matelica on the really long finish. A great wine for your 4th of July picnicís or just summer sipping.

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

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Marche