La Bambina Nero d'Avola Rosato Menfi, Sicily, wild berries, savory, fresh

La Bambina Nero d'Avola Rosato Menfi, Sicily, wild berries, savory, fresh

$18.00Price

The wine glides clean over the plate with easy freshness and leaves small berry nuances on the close.

 

Marilena Barbera is a writer/cook/traveler and winemaker who returned home to the ancient Greek outpost of coastal Menfi in southwestern Sicily. Surrounded by a rich archaeological history, natural beauty, and Mediterranean-influenced terroir, Marlena makes totally natural wine from Grillo, Catarratto, Perricone, Catanese, Alicante, Frappato, and Nero d’Avola. La Bambina (the baby) rosé is her first attempt at making a rosato from a tannic grape like Nero d'Avola, but a new vineyard (La Costa) planted on the right soil (in this case calcareous), plus destemming, make this a refreshing, versatile wine. With the help of her mother, Marilena nervously delivered her first rosé successfully. 

Flavor Profile: Medium-bodied, dry. Bambina is a vin gris of Nero d'Avola pressed directly with no skin contact, yielding a rosy-orange color and nose of flowers, tropical melon, and berries. Strawberry, watermelon, and minerals on the palate and crisp yet lush finish.