Veneto, Italy

Venusa Rosso — 2018

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  • Introduction

    • WINERY: Our wish to restitute and protect the biodiversity of the lagoon and rediscover century-old traditions led us to Santa Cristina – an island located in a very remote corner of the Northern Lagoon. A very hard-to-reach place even for the most expert boatsmen. There, we tend to a 60 years old vineyard of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, from which we produce our reds in heroic conditions.

      WINE: Yielding from the same vineyard on Santa Cristina Island, Venusa Rosso represents a different younger and more vivacious – interpretation of this terroir with intense fruity and flowery scents and a distinctive note of lagoon flora. Very versatile in terms of food pairing, it has a strong identity as well, thanks to its fresh acidity and delightful tannins. Label image depicts the many water ways of Venice’s lagoon.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Venissa follows natural viticultural practices, according to which attention must be given to everything that surrounds the grapevines in an attempt to promote biodiversity and create an environment with a natural equilibrium that requires minimum human intervention. Venissa knowledge takes care of each micro area of the vineyard, in order to select and monitor the different outcomes and levels of vigor generated by the extreme conditions.

    • Appellation: Veneto IGT
    • Location: Veneto
    • Cultivation: Sustainable
    • Vine Age: 60 years
    • Soil: Clay, lagoon, silty-sandy, slightly chalky
    • Density: 3100 per hectare (7660 vines/acre)
  • Vintage Report

    • The year 2018 commenced with abundant spring rainfall and moderate temperatures, fostering exceptional vegetative growth and productivity for the Merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes. Through strategic thinning during a summer that never became excessively hot, optimal conditions were maintained. In September, the harvest took place, yielding fully ripe grapes with well-balanced organoleptic characteristics.

  • Vinification

    • Fermentation and maceration on the skin on steel tanks for 10 days and it ages for 3 years in cement tanks.

    • Aging: 3 years in cement tanks
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 4.7 g/L
    • p H: 3.58
    • RS: 1.8 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Its color is intense ruby with delicate violet highlights. Its nose exhibits aromas of wildflowers with red cherries, strawberries and a complex expression of dried herbs. The palate is vivacious and crisp with notes of mint and a touch of red currant. Its finish is intense and savory.