Made with Pinot Noir grapes, 2004 is the first vintage that completes the range, started in 1990 by Count Giuseppe with the historical Almerita, the brut made with Chardonnay grapes. Almerita Rosè is a brut millesimato classic method whose re-fermentation has taken place for 24 months on lees. It is a high quality sparkling wine, of rosè color, with a fine and persistent perlage, delicate flavour of red fruits. Elegant and fresh.
The common denominator of this international variety's several clones is their tendency to mature early. The clusters are shaped like pine cones – hence the name – either plain or winged, and tightly packed. The blue-black berry is medium-sized, round, thick-skinned and covered in bloom. The densely packed nature of the berries means that they are highly susceptible to mould. The wines that derive from this grape are often pale-coloured, due to a genetic lack of pigment, but in the best hands possess exceptional sensory qualities, especially in terms of fragrance.