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2016 Lunae Mea Rosa RoseVermentino Nero from Italy

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"Mea Rosa is made of 100% Vermentino Nero, an ancient autochthonous vine re-discovered and re-proposed after a long period of research and study by Paolo Bosoni and the vine ex...

  • 91 Ian Dagata - Vinous Media
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"Bright orange-tinged pink. Perfumed aromas and flavors of apricot, quinine, white flowers, and marzipan. Enters bright and juicy, then more austere with a youthful chewy, tannic backbone providing support to the red berry and orchard fruit flavors. Finishes very long and pleasantly chewy, with sneaky concentration and complexity. Real good stuff, but it seems like it has a little too much residual sugar left (though considering this wine’s tannic bite, leaving a little extra sugar may not be a bad idea). An extremely interesting wine made with the very rare Vermentino Nero grape variety."

Product Description:

"Mea Rosa is made of 100% Vermentino Nero, an ancient autochthonous vine re-discovered and re-proposed after a long period of research and study by Paolo Bosoni and the vine experts.

Grapes are handpicked in small 15 kg. boxes, they are the fruit of three hectares of vineyards located in Ortonovo and cultivated according to traditional methods: the use of weed killers has been eliminated and natural fertilizers are used. A careful and respectful wine making technique enhances the vine qualities and gives birth to a vivid and intense pink-colored rose recalling pomegranate nuances. Its bouquet is characterized by notes of red fruit, wild strawberries and hints of spices. The mouth confirms the smells perceived, enriched by a good freshness and minerality. Mea Rosa is a very versatile wine and pairs well with traditional dishes as well as with a contemporary food culture based on a great research on taste.

Upon its first release at VinItaly in 2010, Mea Rosa was awarded as the best Italian Rose’ of the year 2010 by Gambero Rosso. This success confirms the great importance of Cantine Lunae’s research and respect towards the territory and traditions, of the work they carry on to enhance autochthonous vines, to create a contemporary vine growing strictly connected to traditional values followed in the vineyard as well as in the cellar.
" - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 100709
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Sub-Region Colli di Luni
Ratings

91 - Ian Dagata - Vinous Media

Vintage 2016
Color Rose
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Vermentino Nero
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currants , cassis , blackberry and raspberry
Nose Dark red fruits , Blackberry , Cherry and Earth