||Aurea’s secret lies in the combination of territorial characteristics, the management of the vineyard itself and, of course, human input. The proximity to the sea, the typical white variety vineyard cultivation, as well as the processing of Syrah grapes as if they were white, all came together to create Aurea. Its unmistakable elegance and full-body are the result of great care and vital attention to detail from the vineyard to the cellar. Beginning at the crack of dawn, and always during the cooler hours of the day, the grapes were harvested by hand with the bunches meticulously checked and selected.
||Once harvested, the grapes were quickly transported to the cellar.
||Loaded into the press whole and deprived of oxygen, the bunches were carefully checked again. Pressure was applied very gently and delicately at this stage to avoid putting the fruit under too much stress. This process, together with the careful selection of the must and its subsequent decanting for no less than 12 hours, removed any coarse earthy components. Fermentation took place at a controlled temperature (16°C) in 20% new, medium-toasted 600 L French oak barrels.
|| Once this was complete, it was time to assemble the two varieties, followed by a period of ageing on fine lees for 8 months. Later, a small amount of Reserve Wine (made from Syrah grapes from the previous harvest vinified as white grapes) aged in barriques for 20 months was added.
||Preis Frescobaldi Ammiraglia Aurea Gran Rosé 2018 € 26,15