This is a very classically-styled Ripasso. Brillant ruby red; scents of ripe blackberry, clove, tobacco, and liquorice; full-flavored palate, velvety, crisp, and refreshing. The wine is aged in oak and this process had imparted background tones of vanilla and toasted nut.
Utilizing Carvinone, Corvina, Rondinella as native grapes in select vineyards throughout the regions of Veneto, Tuscany, and Abruzzo, the Giuliano Rosati wines are a collaboration between Regal’s owners, Dan Bada & Charlie Trivinia, and esteemed winemakers throughout Italy. Giuliano Rosati is in remembrance of Charlie and Dan’s Italian heritage; both of their families originally hail from the Marche region.
When Charlie’s father, Giuliano, made the voyage to Ellis Island he was given the name ‘Charlie’ upon his arrival and thus ‘Guiliano’ was quickly forgotten. Rosati is the maiden name of Charlie’s grandmother. Naming this family of wines ‘Giuliano Rosati’ signifies the importance of our core values to always respect the roots of our heritage and history, while remaining humble at the same time.
Fruit was sourced from 12 year-old vines at the Santa Herminia and La Perseverancia vineyards (nearly 2,500and 2,300 ft above sea-level). Average yields of 4.2tons/acre. Fermentation with maceration in steel for 10 days at 25°C, with daily pumpovers and delestage. Refermentation in January on the Amarone pomace; for every litre of Amarone, 2 litres of Ripasso are produced.