Ippolito Mabilia Gaglioppo Cirò Rosato 2016

International Wine Report: 90pts 

For those filling out their list of grapes tasted, or just for someone looking for a delightful rosé, here is an opportunity to taste a gaglioppo from Italy’s Calabria. A gorgeous mango color with a very light fizziness. Taste it fast because that tickle dissipates after the first sip. A fruity nose of condensed ripe flavors - candied apple, cherry lollipop, fresh strawberry, peach juice and a high note of sweet green herb. Just a hint of residual sugar keeps the palate perfectly balanced. Full bodied for such a pretty rosé, flavors of peach and strawberry, and a long finish of white tea and spicy clover. An approachably sophisticated rosé perfect for vacations to the Italian Riviera or just pretend vacations. (Best 2017-2018) - May, 2017 (JH)

Vinous: 90pts

Bright pale red. Aromas of violet, peony and iris complicate red berry and herbal aromas and flavors. Carries a sweet and sour tang, with saline nuances lingering nicely on the clean and fresh slightly tannic finish.

-- Ian D'Agata


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