2021 La Spinetta Il Rose di Casanova
Made half from Sangioveto and half Prugnolo Gentile (he is one of the few winemakers in Tuscany with access to both of these Sangiovese clones) grown exclusively to be harvested for the production of dry pink wine, these big reds are crushed together and then decanted off the skins after only an hour or so of skin contact. The resulting wine is more of shimmery copper hue than a full-on pink, and picks up the inherent peppery earthiness of Prugnolo and the tart cherry and pomegranate notes of its Sangioveto cousin. It’s a serious Rosato with impressive depth, beautiful acidity and even uncommon length. Bone dry, this begs for food and will challenge you to come up with dishes to make it sing even louder.