Toso Fragolino Rosso Spago
Toso Winery
Italy - Piemonte

Fragolino is an aromatized sparkling red wine made with 70% Montepulciano and 30% Barbera grapes, with a drop (0.1%) of natural Wild Strawberry aroma.

Color: Brilliant ruby red with violet reflections
Bouquet: Intensely aromatic of sweet, ripe strawberries.
Taste: Fruity and inviting, with ripe, buoyant strawberry flavor. Delightfully effervescent and sweet with a lingering finish.

In the past, Fragolinos were made from the “Isabella” grape, sometimes called ‘uva fragola’, which translates to strawberry grape. This kind of grape does not belong to the Vitis Vinifera family, but to the Vitis Labrusca. The original Fragolino has been banned in Europe because it is difficult to control methanol levels during wine production and methanol can be poisonous.

ABV : 7%
RS: 90 grams / Liter
Acidity: 4.5

Wine Type
70% Montepulciano, 30% Barbera and 0.1% of Natural wild strawberry aroma.
Soil type
Rich in Limestone The soil is of alluvial origin. The vineyards are on the hills of the zone of Asti and Alessandria.
The grapes are soft pressed and the juice is settled, centrifuged and filtered. The purified musts are placed in stainless steel tanks and held to near freezing temperatures which blocks the fermentation. This enables Toso to draw batches of fresh musts whenever he decided to bottle. The batch of must is then innoculated with special yeasts and fermented in an autoclave to retain its naturally produced carbon dioxide. The fermentation is stopped by a rapid chilling when the wine reaches the desired ratio of alcohol (7%) to residual sugar (9%). Strawberry essence is added and the wine is then filtered and bottled.

Excellent as an aperitif, with desserts as well as for cocktails or simply on its own. excellent with ice cream, cakes, cookies and fruit salads.

Producer Information: Toso Winery

The Belbo Valley, in particular the village of Cossano Belbo, is home to Toso Winery. The area is characterized by its rising Langhe hills and the presence of the beloved ...
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