Estate History: La Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, founded by the Swiss architect Wendel Gelpke, is now owned and operated by his heirs, the Gelpke and Goldschmidt families. The farm extends over two hundred hectares (five hundred acres) of verdant and stony hills enabling the production of anextensive range of wines, sheep cheeses and high quality olive oil.
Lying seventeen km southwest of Florence along the Via Cassia, Corzano e Paterno were once two distinct farms lying adjacent to one another. Gelpke acquiring one, then the other, and in 1976 united them.
Tasting Notes: The Corzano e Paterno Il Corzanello Rosato is a delicate and dry rose wine with strawberry and cherry on the nose. A fresh acidity and elegant texture make it great as an aperitif, or for antipasti and grilled vegetables.
The grapes are all hand picked and immediately cooled. Once cooled they are whole bunch pressed and the must left to decant for 24 hours.
Fermentation is temperature controlled between 13°C and 15°C for a slow fermentation to preserve aromas.
After fermentation the wine is racked from the heavy lees and kept on the fine lees at a temperature of 8°C to prevent malolactic for approximately 4 months.
Bottled March following harvest.
Total Acidity 6.9g/l pH 3.2