La Tosa

Sorriso di Cielo Malvasia Colli Piacentini DOC - 2019

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Sorriso di Cielo from Malvasia di Candia Aromatica grapes, one of the most local varieties from Colli Piacentini. Historically the grape Malvasia was used to make easy and fizzy wine for an early consumption but in 1991 La Tosa decided to produce the first still wine version. The years following had been flourishing for this wine showing to everyone the tremendous potential of the variety. Malvasia vines are able to produce remarkably high complexity wines, incredible structure and surprising aging potential.

Azienda Agricola La Tosa was founded by two brothers, Stefano and Ferruccio Pizzamiglio. They have Milanese origin and since their father was a doctor, the Pizzamiglio brothers decided to pursue the same career, thus starting their medical studies. At the same time, during university, the passion for wine was born in an overwhelming way, so they changed fields of study to specialize in the agricultural and oenological fields. Like other Milanese families, the Pizzamiglio also owned a country house, used mostly on weekends to escape the city or to spend the holidays. In their case, the estate was located in the Colli Piacentini areas, and it was here that they decided to found their winery, in the locality of La Tosa, making their debut with the first wine in 1985. The wines they produce respect the territory and the traditions of the area in the style and use of local varieties, such as the Malvasia Aromatica di Candia for the whites and the blend of Barbera and Croatina for the production of Gutturnio. In addition to the wines of the tradition, the company also produces wines based on french varieties; Sauvignon Blanc is used for the white, while the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is used for the red. A curious detail is the museum set up in the same cellar, created in 2015, dedicated to the regional wine history. A beautiful exhibition where you can see old tools used in the oenological and agricultural fields. La Tosa is a place rich in history that keeps the memory of tradition alive with their current production of fantastic wines from the Colli Piacentini, where the family has lived and worked since 1985.

Description:

Star bright medium concentrate yellow colour. Deep notes of ripe enctarine, apricot and mango with orange blossom and fresh thyme scents. Round mouth sensation with astonishing structure and very long fruity finish.

The vinification occurs in steel tanks only and rests for 5months on the lees with batonnage.

 

Certified organic.