Morella Mezzogiorno Rosato 2019

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A swashbucklin southern Italian Rose.

Producer/Winery: Lisa Gilbee and her husband Gaetano Morella; Azienda Agricola Morella; Manduria, Italy.

Grape Variety: 70% Negroamaro and 30% Primativo.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country:: Salento; Puglia, Italy.

Vintage: 2019

Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Chicken Cordon Bleu, white wine sauce, Hasselback potatoes and green beans.


    Chilled before drinking. Clear, pale salmon color. Damp earth, musty cantaloupe and sweet spice aromas. Smooth and just a tad creamy mouthfeel, medium body and a 100 grit texture. Not quite ripe cherry, tart cranberry and cinnamon flavors with a hard rock mineral mixed in. Lots of bright acidity and a long peppery spice and cherry finish. Nice zesty and fresh Rose. Great combination of tastes that can’t be found in garden variety French Rose. It was crisp, refreshing and had a gingery bitterness. We found this an excellent pairing with the chicken, but it could be a fantastic casual anytime sipper. We really liked this wine and called it a swashbucklin southern Italian Rose.

Gaetano Morella and Lisa Gilbee
Photo from La Repubblica.
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Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: screw cap.

UPC Code: 0 24606 35919 5

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.