Costaripa’s rosé is a blend of autochthonous Italian grapes, half Groppello Gentile, one-third Marzemino, and the balance split between Sangiovese and Barbera. The fruit was hand harvested and only free run juice was captured. It was fermented in a mix of vessels and then aged for six months before bottling.
It’s a pretty pink color with a coppery cast. It’s decadently floral, suggesting roses, paper whites, and basil. The palate is clean cut but also peachy, with good weight and length. In the distant finish a whiff of tarragon lifts it up.
2020 Costaripa Valtènesi Rosato Riviera del Garda Classico DOC
13% ABV | $20 (sample); imported by Empson & Co.