Utilising modern winemaking techniques, Rivera has mastered crafting a unique rosé that draws upon the exclusive characteristics of Bombino Nero, an indigenous varietal to the Castel del Monte area that has achieved the one and only D.O.C.G. rosé status in Italy. The Pungirosa exudes a vivacious fruitiness and a refreshing crispness, making it a great accompaniment to many dishes. With delicate aromas of rose, cherry and sage, a smooth palate and lively acidity, its lengthy finish will surely tantalize your taste buds. Optimal when served at 10-12 °C, this aperitif pairs ideally with seafood starters, pastas, fish and poultry.
|Style||Dry, Rosé, Medium Bodied, Balanced, Crisp, Fresh, Red Fruits|
|Region||Castel del Monte, Puglia|
Vineyard and Winery
Coming from the Mugia hills in the northern part of Castel del Monte D.O.C.G. area
the 100% Bombino Nero wine is perfect for rosè wine production because of its thin skin, uneven ripening of its bunches and the high level of free-run juice that allows no pressing of the skins. The Vines are 25-30 years old, head trained and planted on the rocky Murgia hills at an altitude of 320 metres. Yield is 100-110 quintals per hectare
Harvest time is the first week of October. The skins are kept in contact with the juice for 22-24 hours at 5-6 °C in stainless steel vats in order to extract only the most delicate aromas. The must is drained off without pressing and continues fermenting at 18-20°C for 12-14 days. The wine is ready for release after a few months of ageing in glass-lined concrete vats.
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