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ColleStefano ‘Rosa di Elena’ 2011

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A solid argument for ‘never judge a wine by its label’. For a Verdicchio specialist, ColleStefano sure make a good Rosé. A nose of strawberries, icing sugar and nectarines. Perhaps a suggestion of powdery mineral. Inviting. The palate is dry and shows off some sour cherry flavour and something like baklava (though it could just be the Syrian pop music I’m listening to. Omar Souleyman, if you must know). Almost a wine to out-Provence Provence. Refreshment, flavour and balance. Love that little bit of powdery grip from the tannins.

Simply put, great Rosé. Not showing signs of tiring either.

Excellent / 93 points

Price: $28

Source: Retail

Closure: Cork

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The Le Marche region has a lot to offer to wine lovers and gourmets from the prestigious and famous Verdicchio, Lacrima di Morro d'Alba and Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, a first DOCG of the Region, to the Pecorino or Passerina, rediscovered wines that recently hit the headlines. Also the Rosso Conero and Rosso Conero Riserva DOCG wines, two great reds native to the vineyards of just seven municipalities in the Le Marche province of Ancona. The Le Marche where all these wines are found have mountains and hills gently sloping down to the coast, a great terroir, essential for the growth of great wines. In 2012, Le Marche produced 920,000 hl (10.2 million cases) of wine. There are 16 DOC and 5 DOCG wines, these spread throughout the Marche region, thus confirming the high level of quality reached by this wonderful regions wine production. Many of these wines are little known outside of Italy but visitors to the region have a pleasant surprise when they try the local wine produced by many small aziendas and cantinas.
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