Veneto, Italy

Venusa Rosso — 2017

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Location: Venice, island of Santa Christina
    • Size: 2.8 hectare (6.92 acres)
    • Elevation: 3m above sea level
    • Orientation: East to west, flat and level
    • Density: 1300 (3,212 vines/acre)
    • Training: Spur-pruned cordon
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Manual, mid September for Merlot, beginning of October for Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Average Yields: 1.5 Kg (1.54 pounds
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: In steel tanks at 25° C (77° F) degrees
    • Maceration: 15 days with daily punch downs
    • Aging: 18 months in concrete vats, followed by 24 months in bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 14%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2017 Venusa Rosso has an intense ruby color with delicate violet highlights. It smells like wildflowers from the lagoon, red cherries, strawberries, and dried herbs. The taste is fresh and crisp with notes of mint and a touch of red currant. The finish is strong and savory. The acidity gives it an enjoyable crispness and makes it easy to drink.