The rosé Rosa di Tetto is an organic wine produced in limited series of 1.333 bottles obtained through Sangiovese grapes from the vineyards at Fattoria del Colle that were picked and vinified on the estate. So this is a “family wine” or as we would say in Tuscany, “Vino di Fattoria”.
At Fattoria del Colle the production of rosé began more than 30 years ago with the name “Aqua di Tetto”. When Donatella Cinelli Colombini received from her father the farm she decided to change the name because the previous one led to imagine a red wine that had been watered down.
She chose Rosa di Tetto because it recalls the first name buy is also inspired by the climbing roses that grow on the facade of the 16th century villa so high that they get under the roof tiles.
The change of name also marked a stylistic change of this rosé towards a more refined, structured and long-lived type. Wine to
drink throughout the meal where the imprint of Sangiovese was more marked to satisfy the demand for wines richer in finesse, personality, with a greater imprint of the terroir of origin and of the grape variety.
In Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s winery, the first in Italy with an entirely female staff, a long process took place to give a greater
personality to the rosé. Recently, this research has been particularly difficult due to two harvests with very few grapes and
therefore with very little rosé wine. It was the excellent quality of the grapes that made the difference.