IL TOCCO DI BAAL – FRIZZANTE SECCO ROSATO SUI LIEVITI 2018
Semi-Sparkling dry Rosé on the lees. The colour is pale, veiled pink with orange reflections. To the nose, it is fresh, fragrant with strawberry and cherry notes. Whilst it is lively with bubbles it is simple yet intense with fruity overtones. Extremely drinkable wine, great for convivial moments.
ORIGIN Provincia di Salerno, Italy
MAKER Casa di Baal
GRAPES 100% Aglianico
PAIRING Excellent as an aperitif, it goes well with pizzas, focaccias, and cold cuts.
The base wine is obtained from destemmed and soft pressed Aglianico grapes. For the second fermentation in the bottle, part of the same must of the base wine is used and stored at a low temperature. It is an integral sparkling wine without the addition of yeasts, sulphites and sugars, unfiltered and unfocused, therefore it is intact on its natural yeasts, veiled and not perfectly clear.
For generations, Casa di Baal was making wines for their families and friends. In 2005, however, after having given away grapes for many years to local wineries, Annibale and Anna decided to create Casa di Baal. The Azienda today is an ideal merger of secular tradition and young vitality formed between Annibale and Anna and their children. The name itself, Casa di Baal (the “House of Annibale”) is a homage to their father “it’s not only a symbol of attachment to our roots but also a sign that represents a strong inclination to innovation and resilience”. The symbol of the Azienda is an elephant that symbolizes the deeds of Hannibal, the skilful general from Carthage.
The family work 30 hectares of land, 5 hectares of which are vineyards with mainly Aglianico and Fiano grapes. The remaining area is mostly filled with olive groves and fruit orchards. They live a lifestyle based on self-sufficiency, where everything they consume is produced on the farm. They embrace principles of sustainability, and organic closed-cycle farming has always been the objective. The human, animal, plant, and mineral components have synergetic roles and as such are given equal consideration in their day-to-day activities “as we believe that biodiversity is fundamental to keep the soil healthy”.