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2013 Murgo Brut Rosé Spumante Sicilia

SKU #1276386 92 points Vinous

 Bright copper-tinged pink. Knockout aromas and flavors of red berries, nectarine, minerals, herbs and orange peel. Creamy but with juicy verve and lovely floral lift extending the stone and citrus fruit flavors on the long back end. Outstanding; this is the best Rosato bubbly from Murgo I have memory of. (ID)  (4/2016)

90 points Wine & Spirits

 Nerello Mascalese grapes harvested for this wine underwent twenty-four hours of skin contact, imparting a pale salmon color and delicate flavors of red berries underlined by a fine minerality. Polished and elegant, it has the concentration to stand up to veal or rabbit.  (6/2016)

Wine Spectator

 Bright, citrusy acidity enlivens this balanced rosé, while the fine mousse carries a vibrant mix of white cherry, slivered almond, dried apricot and star anise flavors. A tang of salinity shows on the finish. (AN)  (7/2016)

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Staff Image By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/27/2017 | Send Email
This was my first experience with Nerello Mascalese the Etna red grape that is taking Italy by storm. I initially didn’t think that a sparkling wine from Sicily would intrigue me but this wine totally captivated me. Shelly Lindgren, who runs the famed A16 restaurant s and is the champion of Southern Italian wines, turned me on to this, and when Shelly says it’s good I never look twice. The nose is a complex blend of wild strawberry, and dried flowers; on the palate you can sense that this is a really well made sparkling wine, perfect mousse and balance. You can feel the volcano’s presence with its searing minerality the perfect foil for balancing the wine in those southern climes. Wonderfully expressive finish, balanced, mineral and wild strawberry, one of Italy’s best sparkling wines.
Drink from 2017 to 2019

Staff Image By: John Downing | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/24/2016 | Send Email
While I've long enjoyed the Murgo Rose, I think this is without doubt their best to date. Made with one hundred percent Nerello Mascalese grapes harvested from their high altitude vineyards on Mt Etna, it offers a base of mineral and volcanic rock notes in combination with delicious spiced cherry fruit and a hint of orange citrus on the finish. It's bright, creamy and persistent and the price makes it irresistible. Rosé lovers will especially enjoy this.

Staff Image By: Rachel Alcarraz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/18/2016 | Send Email
A 100% Nerello Mascalese sparkling rose brings all the things I love about sparkling wines and all the things I love about Mt Etna wines to one delicious bottle. The wine is made in the classic method bringing the fineness and character of great champagne to the savory herbaceousness and lean minerality of the region. It is light on the palate but layered with floral notes, fresh herbs, and a hint of red berries.

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