Synopsis, Our Opinion: An EXCELLENT Rosé that’s a FANTASTIC value.
Producer/Winery: Azienda Agricola Pietralta; Gambassi Terme, Italy.
Grape Variety: Sangiovese
Geographic Appellation: Rosato Toscano, Tuscany, Italy.
Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount).
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Lentil soup with curry flavor, salad with blackberry balsamic vinegar.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear, dark peachy color. Damp earth, a little damp basement and plenty of bright red cherry, strawberry and delicate floral aromas. Fruity flavors with lots of strawberry and dry dusty mineral, fresh crisp acidity and just enough “funk” to make it a VERY interesting and succulent Rosé that is truly unique in todays large Rosé marketplace. Sangiovese makes a GREAT Rosé, it’s refreshing, dry, mouth-quenching and at the end of each sip there is a yen for the next delicious sip. One of the most engaging and best value Rosé’s we have had in a long time. Two thumbs up from me on this one…I’d say it was an EXCELLENT Rosé that’s a FANTASTIC value and an easy candidate for the TastedOnline.com QUALITY WINE AT A BARGAN PRICE catagory
She said: Clear, orange/apricot color. With a wonderful earthy, yeasty aroma and flavor, the wine was a winner for me right from the start. It continued with a dry mouth-feel, light body and long finish that carried the flavors through to the end. This was an unusual Rosé in color, aroma and flavors which made it all the more interesting. It was good sipping alone and with the dinner making it versatile as well as unique. If you want a new refreshing Rosé this is definitely one to try and I would buy it again in a flash at $14.40 (this could easily become the “House Rosé”).
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.
Photo from Pietralta.