2017 La Monacesca Rosato

SKU #1353654

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Staff Image By: Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/17/2018 | Send Email
This wine is from a little town called Matelica in the Marche region of Italy, just east of Umbria. You may recognize the La Monacesca label from their Verdicchio, which we have carried over the years. This rosé which is made up of Sangiovese and Merlot with lots of zippy acidity and a little bit of strawberry at the tip of the tongue, and then the rocky soil and limestone of Matelica come through on the really long finish. A great wine for those warm nights.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world.
Sub-Region:

Marche

Alcohol Content (%): 13.5