Ficomontanino 2022 'Noble Kara' Rosato Toscana IGT

Ficomontanino 2022 'Noble Kara' Rosato Toscana IGT

Item Number: 18817

UPC: 0-811644012829

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Tuscany
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2022
Grape(s): 100% Sangiovese
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Sandy clay
Elevation: 1,150 feet

Vineyard Notes: Sangiovese is harvested by hand from three different Guyot and cordon-trained parcels on the property: Ficomontano, Melogranino, and Campo Cavalli. Vines are 15-30 years old.

Winemaking Notes: This vivacious wine spends 24 hours macerating on its skins before pressing and fermentation, which takes place in stainless steel with naturally occurring yeasts and without temperature control. As with all her wines, Maria Sole bottles Noble Kara without fining or filtration, and with a minimum additions of sulfites.

Tasting Notes: Named after one of Maria Sole’s grandfather’s favorite horses, Noble Kara claims its rightful place in the proud tradition of “real” rosé wines—rosés made from fully ripe, healthy grapes trusted to ferment on their own and allowed to express a natural depth of color (think great Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo here).


  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (5/25/2023)

    The 2022 Rosato di Toscana Noble Kara is much darker than anticipated, so much so that it's hard to think of it as rosé. The bouquet is quite intense, blending crushed cherries with sweet herbs and incense. It's racy and vividly fruit-focused, with a pretty inner sweetness and masses of ripe strawberry and cherry tones swirling throughout. Through it all, vibrant acidity keeps the score and sizzles on the finish. Licorice and inner rose tones slowly fade. The Noble Kara is a very unique yet thoroughly enjoyable Sangiovese Rosato.