Pasqua ‘11 Minutes’ Rosé 2020
Grape Varietals: 50% Corvina, 25% Trebbiano, 15% Syrah & 10% Carménère.
Growing Region: Lake Garda, Verona - Italy
Chief Winemaker: Giovanni Nordera
4 Stars ★★★★
As all rosé wine should - when I think, talk about and taste this Pasqua 11-Minutes Rosé it brings a big smile to my face. I have known Cecilia Pasqua and her cousin Giovanni for many years and it has been a pleasure to share this wine I know so well. From the vineyards it comes from to the success it has received since its launch.
An inviting and refreshing rosé still wine, created to accompany spring and summer occasions and more. This dynamic rosé interpretation is crafted from a mix of indigenous and international varietals like Corvina and Trebbiano di Lugana - along with Syrah and Carménère.
The name ‘11 Minutes’ refers to the duration of the skin contact, and the processing of these grapes, which were very softly pressed. During this specific length of time Giovanni and his team extracted the most noble characters from the grapes and obtained a soft rosé hue that characterises this wine. It was then transferred to a stainless-steel tanks where it remained for about 11 hours, the necessary time for added flavour development. Once fermentation was finished, the wine remained in contact with its lees for about 3-4 months. Then the wine was filtered and estate bottled.
Corvina is one of the principal varietals in the region and was chosen for its floral aromas it gives the wine as well as adding balanced acidity. Trebbiano adds elegance and a length, the Syrah gives ripe fruit and subtle spice notes and the Carménère gives structure and extended mouth feel.
• In your glass you will be greeted by a pale coral salmon colour. On the nose you have wild strawberries, raspberries and pink grapefruit notes. On the palate, the soft touch in the winery has resulted in a vibrant expression of raspberries, pink-watermelon and pink-grapefruit flavours celebrating the wines natural fruit acidity, resulting in a dynamic vibrant, bright lingering finish.
This 2020 Pasqua ‘11 Minutes’ Rosé Trevenezie has 12.5% Alc./vol. An Off-Dry style with R.S. 5.6g/L. Chill gently and serve in an aromatic wine glass at 8°- 10°C.
CELLARING POTENTIAL: *(Review 8/9/21)
Drinking perfectly well this season; and will age and hold nicely for another 12 - 18 months.
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:
Perfect wine pairing with scallops, prawns, sushi & sashimi, salmon and pink-grapefruit salad, fresh crayfish, stuffed crab and also with thick slices of fresh watermelon - enjoy.