Rosa Del Golfo Scaliere 2014

A gorgeously generous blend of the native varietals Negroamaro and Aglianico, that garner thanks to the red soils and sunny climate of the Salento area in Puglia, a generous fruit character often not found in these varietals, whilst maintaining their eart
SKU: 2532
$14.25

Details

Details

Rosa del Golfo is one of the most respected benchmark wineries in Southern Italy. Located in the beautiful coast of the Salento area in Puglia, their "claim to fame" is the highest rated Italian Rose', which gave the name to the actual winery. Indeed, Rosa del Golfos 'Salento Rosato' is considered in Italy as one of the best pink wines made. Aside from their famous Rose', the winery also produces an outstanding series of superbly earthy and generous red wines, amongst which the "Scaliere", a blend of the indigenous Negroamaro and the Southern Italian king Aglianico. The secret to the quality of the wines is not only the warm and sunny Apulian climate, but the famous 'Terre Rosse' (Red soils), rich in iron deposits that give the wines unparalleled complexity and structure.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker Mino Calo
Producer Rosa Del Golfo
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 0.00
Acidity (g/l) 0.00
Closure Cork
Cellar Potential Drink in its youth but will hold 2-3 years.
Grape Variety 90% - Negroamaro
10% - Aglianico
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Puglia

Region

Puglia


The Italian peninsula is shaped like a boot, so they say—and if true, it is a woman's boot, for Puglia is the high heel. Triangulated by Molise, Campania and Basilicata, the terrain consists mostly of broadly sprawling plains and low-lying hills. Famous since classical antiquity as an essential theater of the Second Punic War, activities there lead to the final drama where Hannibal got his comeuppance and the Roman general Scipio won his badge of honor "Africanus." Just a short cruise across the Adriatic from modern Albania, Puglia was settled by the Greeks in the eighth century BCE, and had developed grain- and olive-growing on a grand scale by the time they joined Italy in the early 19th century. Recently, their wines have moved beyond the village to achieve even international appeal. Sunny and warm, popular grape varieties include Primitivo, which is closely related to the Zinfandel of Sonoma and the Plavac Mali of Croatia, along with the Negroamaro (literally "black and bitter") and the Malvasia Nera.

Subregion

Salento


Salento is the high-heel on the boot known as Italia, a limestone outcropping dividing the Adriatic and Ionian seas. It includes the entire administrative area of Lecce, along with parts of Taranto and Brindisi, and is home to the famous red wine Salice Salentino.

The main red grapes grown in this area are Primitivo, Negroamaro and Malvasia Nero. Rosso IGT wines are often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah. The region is furthermore known for its excellent Rosato wines, as well as being home to the white wine varieties Verdeca and Francavilla.