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Italian Rosatos from Two Pieces of Heaven

From Sicily: 2021 Feudo Montoni Rose di Adele Rosato + From Tuscany: 2021 Montenidoli Rosato Canaiuolo
June 3, 2022

 

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Today’s offer comes from two exceptional estates. Feudo Montoni is in the mountains of northwest Sicily; Montenidoli is in the highest hills overlooking the village of San Gimignano. At both properties, visitors can truly commune with nature. Each has a dreamlike and magnificent landscape.

 

Sicily

The 2021 Feudo Montoni Rose di Adele Nerello Mascalese Rosato is from the Rose Adele Vineyard, named after the rose garden Elio Sireci dedicated to his wife, Adele. The 40-year-old Nerello Mascalese vines are organic. Today Fabio Sireci and his partner for life Melissa Muller run the estate. Their Rosato has complex and compelling aromatics and a tantalizing combination of fruit and spice. The ancient Feudo Montoni property is part of an area known as the breadbasket of Rome and today grows the same clones of Durum wheat. Wheat frames the vineyards along with fruit and nut trees, olives, and sheep. Four dogs live there as well.

 

Elisabetta Faguioli

Montenidoli is an ancient property as well. It had fallen into disarray after World War Two. When Elisabetta Fagiuoli found the place, she bought and restored it. Her vines are organic and are surrounded by a 220-hectare forest with numerous wild animals and some 350-million-year-old soil. The name Montenidoli means “mountain of the little nests.” Elisabetta also started a charitable foundation whose goal is to help reform the way humans look at the world. If you want to talk to the rocks, you can do it at Montenidoli. The 2021 Montenidoli Rosato Canaiulo comes from a unique clone of Canaiolo, which has red stems. Elisabetta says the grapes give a wine with structure and finesse, perfect for making rosato. This one has an exotic structure with a feminine finish.

2021 Feudo Montoni Rose di Adele Nerello Mascalese Rosato: Olive skin pink. Rose petal, violets, and black pepper. Variety of fruits, blackberry pomegranate, and strawberry. Pleasant astringency, good structure. Fresh and persistent with a savory saline ginger finish. Excellent 24.99/bottle Case $255

2021 Montenidoli Rosato Canaiuolo: Deep pink. Raspberry, jasmine, cherry, cinnamon, and peach. Finessed structure and layered texture in the finish. Excellent 24.99/bottle Case $255

 

Special mixed case: 6 bottles of each for a special price of $255 (21.25/bottle)

 

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