Abbazia San Giorgio "Cloe" Pantelleria 2019

Abbazia San Giorgio "Cloe" Pantelleria 2019

Regular price $35.00 Sale price $29.00 Save 17%

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Direct Press Selection | August 2021

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Pantellaria is 60-some miles from Sicily, and is actually closer to North Africa, only 37 miles from Tunisia. It's dark, volcanic soil are responsible for it's nickname, the "Black Pearl of the Mediterranean." Mostly known for sweet wines made from Zibibbo, a local Muscat variant, the Cloé rosé is nearly the opposite: a dark, dry rosé from Abbazia San Giorgio called Cloé made from Nerello Mascalese with no sulfur added (Press 2). It's from a local named Battista Bevisi. Battista was the winemaker for 11 years with Gabrio Bini at Seragghia, the first wines I ever tried from Pantellaria. Where Bini's wines are expensive and limited, Battista's wines are accessible and yet still full of the thrilling qualities of this unique island.

Notes of fruity bug juice from summer camp and orange Jell-O are matched with a soft, savory mouthfeel. These fruitier elements are balanced with a lip-smacking, almost sandy texture with hints of cinnamon and tangerine. A lovely, floral umami permeates throughout. Definitely a next-level rosé in terms of character and complexity, it's not that far from orange-wine territory, too. Balancing lush, ripe fruit with texture is what it's all about in hot, island wine regions, and this is a particularly delectable example of someone nailing that mixture. [Jonathan Kemp, July 2021]

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