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Basilicata Rosato Le Ralle, Alovini 2021
Rose Wine from Italy - S Italy and Islands
This Italian rosé has a beautiful bright pink colour, with summer fruits on the nose. It's a dry style, with crisp acidity that makes this very moreish, and which will allow it to pair well with antipasti.
Price: £6.95 Bottle
Price: £83.00 Case of 12
- Rose Wine
- 2 - Dry
- Now to 2023
- 13% Alcohol
- no oak influence
- Cork, diam
Casa Vinicola Roxan
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is the seldom overpriced but frequently variable wine made from the eponymous red grape variety on Italy’s Adriatic coast. At its best it is flavoursome, deeply coloured and delightfully fruity. Most of the wine here is produced at winemaking co-operatives.
The Society’s version is made by the Roxan co-operative, known for their special relationships with 700 individual growers who, unusually in a co-operative set-up, are given a significant amount of input into the final wines. While up to 1,000 hectares of land is farmed, less than 10% of the grape yield in each vintage is actually bottled by the co-operative which keeps quality control reassuringly strict. These are smooth, stylish wines at the price. The winery itself is located in the town of Rosciano, near Pescara, and each bottling tends to be drawn from vineyard-specific sites.
Buyer Sebastian Payne MW recalls that The Society first looked to buy wines from the Roxan co-operative after Edoardo Valentini, the brilliant but eccentric local winemaker and one of the most influential figures of his generation, sold his surplus grapes to it. Valentini was fiercely secretive, shunning wine critics and the wine establishment in general, yet this particular co-operative was the only one he trusted to turn his grapes into good wine. He died in 2012, but his son continues his estate, and upholds his father’s trust in the Roxan co-operative.
When the sun is shining, while it may be a massive cliché, I do absolutely love a good bottle of rosé with a barbecue. Drinking well chilled, inexpensive rosé out of a Pyrex tumbler while in the sunshine...When the sun is shining, while it may be a massive cliché, I do absolutely love a good bottle of rosé with a barbecue. Drinking well chilled, inexpensive rosé out of a Pyrex tumbler while in the sunshine eating meats and salads takes me back to time spent in rural Italy. Something like Alovini’s Basilicata Rosato Le Ralle hits the spot.
The Daily Telegraph
Full flavours of rosehips, crushed cherries and cranberries make for a luscious dry rosé. And what a bargain!
This southern Italian rosé stands out not only for its deep cerise colour, but also its relatively ripe flavour. There’s plenty of cranberry and cherry fruitiness but it finishes dry. A good one to match ...This southern Italian rosé stands out not only for its deep cerise colour, but also its relatively ripe flavour. There’s plenty of cranberry and cherry fruitiness but it finishes dry. A good one to match with food, especially peppery charcuterie or grilled vegetable kebabs.