Langhe Rosato Ressia 2020

Carpe Vinum Langhe Rosato!

From the hills of Barbaresco, the "rosé" you don't expect!

Carpe Vinum Langhe Rosato is a fresh, unexpected, pink take on Dolcetto!

It originates among my beloved hills, in the land I consider my own little corner of paradise.

When I embarked on this adventure, I never expected to have news like this to give you. Today a dream has come true! I am very honoured and excited to announce that the Azienda Agricola Ressia, in the person of Fabrizio Ressia,has chosen our brand “Carpe Vinum” to launch its latest creation!

A limited edition rosé with just 884 rigorously numbered bottles.

I have tasted it myself, but – just this once – I’m going to keep my opinion to myself for the moment: I’ll leave it to you to savour it, without colouring your judgement… and yes, I am so enthusiastic that I admit I might just be biased this time!

Carpe Vinum is Fabrizio Ressia’s tribute to a grape variety that has meant so much to the Langhe area for such a long time in the past. It has taken three years to ensure nothing was left to chance and to fine-tune the winemaking process.

The new nectar, already a candidate to bring colour and flavour to this spring, is obtained from crushed and destemmed Dolcetto grapes, produced from 50-year-old vines, with an exclusively southern exposure and very low yields per hectare (50q/ha). The crushed grapes are cryo-macerated for 12 hours at a temperature of 4 degrees Celsius, after which 30% is removed:  drawing-off technique.

This base is fermented at a low temperature: 13 degrees for 25 days.  The end of fermentation is followed by a period of batonnage on the fine lees for 40 days. It is then racked into temperature-controlled steel barrels where it decants naturally for 40 days and is then transferred to other steel barrels, pending bottling.

In short, a good 6 months go by from harvest to bottle, for a product made with loving care.

I’m also very impressed with the price/quality ratio of Carpe Vinum Langhe Rosato: 14 euros per bottle. Another good reason for purchase is Fabrizio’s decision to donate 1 euro for every bottle sold to scientific research in the medical field, as a gesture of solidarity and thanks to those who have worked and are still working on the front line in the fight against Covid-19.

If you are interested in this new creation, you can ask to be contacted directly by the manufacturer by sending an email to shop@ressia.com. This is the only purchasing option for the moment.

In the meantime, I hope that this spring will mark the end of these truly trying times, signalling a Renaissance, a rebirth… toasted – why not – with a nice glass of Carpe Vinum Langhe Rosato!

I will keep you updated… see you again soon!

Elena

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