Bonavita Rosato Terre Siciliane
The new vintage of one of our favorite rosatos just landed! Bonavita Rosato is comprised of Nerello Mascalese and Nocera, organically farmed and hand harvested. The grapes macerate for 12 hours before ageing in stainless steel tanks. It is an incredibly interesting rosé, which almost drinks like a lighter, chilled red.
Wine Spectator called it "a fascinating rose, almost a light red, with a pale garnet hue. This offers heady aromas and flavors of macerated raspberry, game, dried thyme and sage, mandarin orange peel and graphite-laced mineral, backed by sleek, well-knit acidity."
Notes from the importer:
"Northeast of Mt. Etna, towards the Strait of Messina, is a wine region called Faro. There are currently (as of 2014) only five wine producers in Faro. Giovanni Scarfone is the winemaker and owner of Bonavita. Bonavita's vineyard parcels are located on the family's small, organic farm, which sits on top a large hill above the town Faro. Wind influence from the Strait of Messina protects the grapes during the summer heat. The oldest estate vines are 80 years old, and the youngest are 10 years old. The farm has been in the Scarfone family for generations. Today, Giovanni tends to the vineyards, the chickens, and the other vegetables on the farm.
Lower down on the hill is Giovanni's wine cellar: the garage of his parent's home. 2006 was his first commercial vintage for Bonavita. Until then, only the family consumed the wine produced at Bonavita.
Faro is similar to Etna Rosso in that both appellations contain Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Capuccio, and both are in north-eastern Sicily. Faro is different from Etna in that it also contains the grape Nocera, for added acidity; it is grown at lower altitude, 800 feet above sea level compared with as much as 2,600 feet or more for Etna; and the soil is limestone and clay, rather than the granular lava of Etna."
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