Tonino Rosso Frizzante

Tonino Rosso Frizzante

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • A refreshing frizzante from a hilly area in the province of Trapani in Western Sicily.
  • You’ll notice this is off-dry, and the reason for this is the addition of small amounts of Muscat from the famously endangered heritage vines on the island of Pantelleria.
  • Low in alcohol at 8% for your day-drinking pleasure!

Varietal Composition: 60% Nerello Mascalese 40% Nero d’Avola

Elaboration: The harvest is done by hand. Carbonic maceration for a period of 5-6 days at a temperature of 72 -77° F. Fermentation occurs in sealed, pressured tanks. The juice is allowed to ferment until the desired alcohol level is reached.

Tasting Notes: Red fruits and Mediterranean flowers, medium sweet and harmonic on the palate with a good aromatic persistence. Serve slightly chilled.

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PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Curatolo Arini is one of Sicily’s most historic wineries, and well-known for producing complex examples of Marsala. The Tonino line of Frizzante wines was created in the 1970’s for a large player in the US importation market, and we’ve “brought them back.” All three wines are frizzante and refreshingly off-dry.

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