Perlé Rosé Riserva 2011
Trentino Alto Adige, Italia
Wine Making Techniques
This nectar is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay from vineyards located between 300 and 600m asl with south and south-east aspect. The harvest took place from the third week of August until mid-September. After the maceration, the divine juice ages for at least 50 months on the lees in the bottle. Salute!
In the glass the wine has a charming antique pink color. The intensity is pale. The pèrlage is sinuous and persistent, even though the bubble is not the finest. At the nose, the flavor intensity is medium plus, with hints of crunchy red currant, raspberry, orange, and a pinch pink pepper. The long aging on the lees donates perfumes of bread dough and bread crust. Notes of wet stone and flint give a quite sharp and pleasant minerality.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with high level of acidity. The intensity is medium plus with fragrances of wild red fruits, citrus zest, and sharp spice, with a light note of almond. The texture is delicate and the flavor lasting is medium plus.
A very elegant nectar with notes of crunchy red fruits, orange and an energetic minerality. The aromatic bouquet is then enriched by fragrant hints of bread crust. The wine is inciting at the nose, and delighting on the palate, albeit I would have expected more complexity especially for the tertiary aromas.