Bonavita 2020 Rosato, Terre Siciliane IGP
Item Number: 15307
Sub Region: Messina
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Nerello Mascalese / Nerello Cappuccio / Nocera
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Medium mixture characterized by layers of clay and tuff calcrete (sandy limestone)
Elevation: 820-1,000 feet asl
Case Production: 330
Location: Village of Faro Superiore in Messina
Vine Age: 10 to 80 years; the oldest vines are planted in alberello style, the younger are trained in espalier system
Farming Notes: Organic substances, such as green manure of legume are annually introduced into the soil. Careful early pruning is carried out to possibly avoid or decrease antiparasitic treatment based on low doses of copper and sulphur. Excess bunches of grapes are thinned out where necessary.
Harvest: Manual harvesting at the end of September
Maceration: Maceration on the skins for about 12 hours.
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel
Featured in the August 15, 2019 Bloomberg article "Put Down that Hard Seltzer. These Wines are Best in Hot, Hot Weather"
"This mouthwatering rosé from Sicily is zippy with notes of cherries and raspberries. It’s a serious wine."
92pts (2019 Vintage) Vinous 5/21/2020
"The 2019 Bonavita Rosato is an incredibly deep ruby color, so much so that you might mistake it for a red. On the nose, I’m finding an alluring mix of crushed cherries, offset by tangerine, rose petals, and the slightest hint of exotic savory spice. On the palate, soft textures usher in a remarkably pure expression of floral-laced red fruits and minerals, as it seems to hover across the senses over a core of vibrant acidity with hints of ginger and a gentle tug of tannin. The long finish is fresh but also showing a youthful structure, leading me to believe that this might be even better if given some time to unwind in the cellar. This blend of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Nocera is really quite stunning."