A Rosé Summer by Umberto Cesari


A Rosé Summer by Umberto Cesari

31 May 2024

Tucked away in the serene hills of Castel San Pietro Terme, where Emilia and Romagna converge, Umberto Cesari has been a passionate advocate for the Sangiovese grape since the early 1960s. One of their latest projects, Costa di Rose Sangiovese Rosé IGT has quickly become a favorite for summer sunset aperitivos.

With its fresh and fruity profile, Costa di Rose is an intriguing, modern interpretation of Sangiovese that blends a deep knowledge of the variety with a desire to showcase its multifaceted personality.

The wine

Costa di Rose is obtained from 100% Sangiovese grapes, grown in clayey soils in Podere Parolino. After harvest, the clusters are gently pressed, then the juice is given a gravity clarification and the must ferments at a low temperature. The wine matures 6 months in steel.

Costa di Rose fills the glass with an antique rose hue, glowing with vibrant peach tones. The aroma is a delightful bouquet of red fruits, with wild strawberries, cherries, pomegranate, and raspberry taking center stage. On the palate, this rosé is savory and elegant, balanced by a refreshing acidity that makes it both a sophisticated and accessible choice. The label, adorned with white and Tiffany blue stripes, echoes the carefree spirit of the Dolce Vita, evoking images of sunny beach loungers. Best enjoyed chilled at 8-10°C, it’s perfect for a warm afternoon or as a sea-side aperitivo; its crisp and vibrant profile pairs wonderfully with smoked salmon, raw scampi, sushi, or Cantabrian anchovies. Summer in a glass!

The winery

Spanning  across two location and including twelve estates, Umberto Cesari offers a comprehensive array of wine experiences, transcending traditional tastings to include a all-round exploration of the region's rich wine heritage and hospitality. Visitors can explore the Wine Shop and Tasting Room, which accommodates up to 50 guests, offering intimate settings to sample the winery’s best offerings. Guided tours of the Bottaia, the pulsating heart of the winery, are available year-round, while the Terrace provides breathtaking vineyard views during the summer.

For an introduction to Umberto Cesari, the Classic Tour offers a “cellar to table” journey ending with a tasting of three native grape wines paired with local delicacies; for a deeper dive, the Tour Deluxe and Tour Prestige are musts. Art enthusiasts can enjoy the Moma Experience, celebrating the intersection of wine and art with labels featuring works from the Umberto Cesari Art Contest.

Newly introduced in 2023, the White and Red Experiences offer comparative tastings of the estate's white wines and Sangiovese labels. Whether savoring the Colle Belvedere Pignoletto Frizzante or comparing Costa di Rose Rosé with other robust Sangiovese wines, guests are treated to a comprehensive exploration of Umberto Cesari’s dynamic portfolio.

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