Grapelive: Wine of the Day March 14, 2016

2015Scaia2015 Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Scaia Rosato, Veneto IGT, Italy.
One of the best Italian dry Rose wines of the season so far is the Rose of Rondinella from Tenuta Sant’Antonio, this crisp and lively pink is mineral fresh and delicate in detail. I was very impressed with this Scaia Rosato, unlike a lot of Italian Roses that can be weighty and too fruity this light and bright Scaia really feels dusty dry and a perfect sense of lightness, while having a pure range of flavor and distinction that is alluring and seductive. The Sant’Antonio delivers Rondinella’s high acidity perfectly in this vibrant wine with tangy citrus, sour cherry, crisp watermelon and garden picked tart strawberry as well as wet stones, bitter herbs and rosewater. This lip-smacking and puckering Rosato has lots of verve and is treat for the warm days of summer, this is a cool wine from where Valpolicella comes from, and maybe the only wine I’ve sampled made exclusively from this native grape which is usually part of the red blends of Valpolicella, Bardolino and of course Amarone!
($14 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive