Saturday, May 14, 2011

2009 Punta Crena PETTIROSSO Rose (Liguria, Italy)

This unusual rose, made from the Rossese grape, was fizzy and a little earthier than the typical roses I drink, but it was good.

Beautiful watermelon/salmon color.  Very fizzy when poured, the extremely tiny bubbles lent a pleasantly prickly feel to the wine.  Intense, earthy passionfruit and pomegranate nose.  Clean, slightly fizzy flavors of bone dry, stony/earthy fresh grapes.  Clean, fruity, and with a refreshing texture that would be welcome for light meals on very hot days.  B.  Imported by Kermit Lynch, I got this for $18 from B-21 Wines in Florida.

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