Poggio al Tesoro Cassiopea Bolgheri Rosato 2018 75cl 12.5% ABV
One of the most exciting estates to have emerged from Italy in recent years, Poggio al Tesoro is a 64 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in 2002 by the Allegrini family. The first vineyard they bought, Le Sondraie, is next door to Ornellaia and was previously rented by them. It is 12 hectares in size and is planted with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cassiopea is a rosé with character, expressing both complexity and simple enjoyment. Salmon-pink in colour with a fresh, lively perfume of fragrant spices and woodland berries. Its distinctive aroma blends well with its crisp flavour and easy-drinking style. On the palate, it is crisp but with enough structure to work well not only as an aperitif but also paired with a range of dishes.