Montenidoli Canaiuolo Toscana Rosato 2017

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A truly NOTEWORTHY Rosé.

Producer/Winery: Elisabetta Fagiuoli; Montenidoli; San Gimignano, Italy.

Grape Variety: Canaiolo.

Geographic Appellation: Tuscany, Italy.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled salmon, basmati rice and mixed vegetables.


    We reviewed the 2013 Vintage of this Rosé four years ago. However, when we read that review it just didn’t emphasize how much we really liked this delicious Rosé…so here’s another review of the 2017 vintage. But wait, there’s more to this story. Frequently people say a wine can bring back memories from the past, and this San Gimignano Rosé sure did with me. Many years ago, as an architecture student at the University of Pennsylvania, a small group of us listened to Lou Kahn describe the towers of San Gimignano and the dramatic impact they had on his work. That moment in time made an impression on me and this wine sparked that life-long memory again.

    Chilled before opening. Clear, light salmon color. Lively and fresh aromas of strawberry and the unique floral scent of “Sexy Rexy” roses in full bloom. Very approachable, REFRESHING, fruity, light body (with a tiny glimmer of creaminess) and a 400-grit texture. Energetic strawberry, watermelon and ripe cherry flavors, spirited crisp acidity and a long dry enthralling limestone mineral finish that ends on a tart upturn. This is really a WOW, WOW Rosé. It has depth and elegance from the first to the last sip. The combination of perfumed bouquet, fresh taste, lively zest and dryness really separates it from other Rosé wine. A truly NOTEWORTHY Rosé. It’s also interesting to note the cost/bottle is still the same four years later, it’s a bargain too!!!

Elisabetta Fagiuoli
Photo from Cream Wine Company.

Comments: Learn more about Elisabetta Fagiuoli and her Montenidoli wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: None available.

Imported by: Haw River Wine Man; Burlington, North Carolina.

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