Taking advantage of the most modern winemaking practices, Rivera has succeeded in crafting a distinctive rosé that reflects the unique characteristics of the Bombino Nero grape, a variety that is so pecu- liar to the Castel del Monte area and so suitable to rosé wine produc- tion to have deserved, the only one in Italy, the D.O.C.G. status..Our Pungirosa is a crisp, refreshing rosé bursting with flavor, with a for- ward, vivacious fruitiness that makes it a great companion to most dishes. Enjoy it also as a wonderfully appealing aperitif.
PRODUCTION AREA: Murgia hills in the northern part of Castel del Monte D.O.C.G. area
VARIETIES: 100% Bombino Nero Grown exclusively in Castel del Monte area, it is perfect for rosè wines production because of its thin skin, une- ven ripening of its bunches and the high level of free-run juice that al- lows no pressing of the skins.
VINEYARDS: 25-30 years old head trained vineyard planted on the rocky Murgia hills at an altitude of 320 metres. Yield is 100-110 quintals per hectare
WINE MAKING: 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 drai- ned off without pressing and continues fermenting at 18-20°C for 12-14 days
AGEING: The wine is ready for release after a few months of ageing in glass-lined concrete vats. It’s best consumed within 2 years.
TASTING NOTES: Purple-flecked onion skin colour; delicate bouquet with notes of rose, cherry and sage; crisp yet smooth palate, well balanced, with a subtle vein of acidity; lengthy, juicy finish
RECOMMENDED WITH: An ideal aperitif, perfectly complements seafood appetizers and pastas as well as fish and poultry. Serve at 10-12 °C
ANALYTICAL DATA: Alcohol: 12%; Total acidity: 5.80 g/l; pH: 3.35; Resi- dual sugar: 3.10 g/l; Total S02: 83 mg/l.