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Basilicata Rosato Le Ralle, Alovini 2022
Rose Wine from Italy - S Italy and Islands
This southern 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 allows it to pair well with antipasti.
Price: £9.95 Bottle
Price: £119.00 Case of 12
- Rose Wine
- 2 - Dry
- Now to 2024
- 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.
2021 vintage reviews
2020 vintage reviews
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Price:£105.00 Case of 12
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Price:£39.00 Case of 6
Les Pierres Bordes Marsanne-Viognier, Pays d'Oc 2022
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Price:£87.00 Case of 12
Percheron Shiraz-Mourvèdre, Western Cape 2021
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Price:£90.00 Case of 12
Adega de Pegões Colheita Seleccionada, Península de Setúbal 2021
Remarkable complexity and flavour at a modest price. Aged briefly in oak, thi...
Price:£46.50 Case of 6
The Society’s Chianti Rùfina 2019
A great-value Chianti. Perfumed and pure with violet, strawberry, cherry and ...
Price:£114.00 Case of 12
The Society’s Verdicchio Classico 2021
One of Italy's best buys, Verdicchio makes wonderfully vibrant, crisp and ref...
Price:£102.00 Case of 12
Baccolo Appassimento Rosso Veneto 2021
This popular Veneto red's opulent rich style is achieved by partial natural a...
Price:£46.50 Case of 6
The Society's California Old-Vine Zinfandel 2021
A classic California zinfandel, with cherry cola on the nose, fresh strawberr...
Price:£111.00 Case of 12
Lowlands Heritage Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
The Holdaway family has excelled once again, with a wine which perfectly capt...
Original price: £10.95 Current price: £8.95
Original price: £131.00 Current price: £107.00