Sicilian wine adventures – Part 12; Rosato di Nerello Mascalese


I live here: 59° 21′ 0″ N, 18° 4′ 0″ E.  We still have snow on the ground. That sucks. Me no like.

Well, screw you winter and move aside; it’s time for spring, it’s time for rosé!

Seabreem roasted in the oven. Olive oil, sea salt, some garlic and lots of lemon juice. Haricot verts fried in olive oil and garlic. Fresh potatoes. Cerignola olives. 2010 Regaleali Le Rose from Tasca d’Almerita in the glasses!

Rosé on Nerello Mascalese. Sounds nice right? Pop’n pour. Synthetic cork. Bravo Tasca d’Almerita; that’s the way.

Beautiful bright color. The wine is full of youthful aromas. It’s floral with red cherries, raspberries, fudge, wet rocks and blood orange. Quite intense. Inviting aromas – can’t wait to taste!

On the palate? As fresh as it gets. The vital acidity tickles, a mineral feeling enhances it and the slightly bitter blood orange adds excitement. Modest alcohol (12,5) which is a relief. Pure raspberry fruit and a floral note. Simply put; delicious.

2010 Regaleali Le Rose, Tasca d’Almerita, Sicily, 87-88 p

Europeans find it here or here. Don’t know if it’s reached the US market yet but ask your retailer. This is a rosé to have with food!