Bonavita 2018 Rosato, Terre Siciliane IGP

Bonavita 2018 Rosato, Terre Siciliane IGP

Item Number: 13071

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Messina
Appellation/AVA: Terre Siciliane IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 60% Nerello Mascalese / 30% Nerello Cappuccio / 10% Nocera
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Limestone and clay
Case Production: 333

Vine Age: 10 to 80 years old

Winemaking Notes:
Skin maceration lasted for 12 hours. The wine aged in stainless steel for seven months.

Tasting Notes: Bonavita only produces two wines, and this insanely delicious rosato is one of them. Typically, Bonavita's rosatos are closer in body to a light red (think Poulsard), but the 2018 vintage (humid and wet) produced a wine that is light and bright on the palate. Citrus and salty tones mix with hints of raspberries. A long savory vein shows on the finish. Pair this really good rosato with fresh summer vegetable and fish dishes.

About the Label: Giovanni Scarfone has added an image of his father on the 2018 label to honor his father's memory.

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"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."


  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (8/15/2019)

    Bright medium-light red. Slightly reticent aromas of herbs and red fruit initially, then opens with aeration to offer enticingly ripe, almost decadent red cherry and raspberry nectar aromas. Enters big and juicy, offering multilayered flavors of ripe red berries and cherries, then sleeker in the middle, offering a strong mineral underpinning along with hints of almond paste and lemon peel. Finishes with noteworthy tannic bite and lots of freshness and an intense note of cherry nectar. Another standout Rosato from Bonavita, in my opinion one of Italy’s 10 best Rosato producers.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (12/31/2019)

    A fascinating rose, almost a light red, with a pale garnet hue. This offers heady aromas and flavors of macerated raspberry, game, dried thyme and sage, mandarin orange peel and graphite-laced mineral, backed by sleek, well-knit acidity. A distinctive example. Drink now through 2023.