Rosé Alghero DOC Sella & Mosca 2011
External Reviews for Rosé Alghero DOC Sella & Mosca
Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva - A Best Value, Parker's Wine Bargains/ A light- to medium-bodied style that emphasizes ethereal, perfumed aromatics rather than overt expression of fruit.
Cannonau de Sardegna Riserva 2008 - 89 points, Wine Review Online/ Cannonau (a.k.a. Grenache) has been grown on Sardinia for millennia. Indeed, the Sardinians insist their island, and not France or Spain, is the origin of that grape. Whatever the origin, Sella & Mosca’s 2008 Reserva is a lovely example. Pleasantly rustic, it combines red fruit notes with earthy and spicy elements. Mild tannins lend support without being intrusive. It’s a good value wine for robust fare from the grill during the waning days of summer or to match with a hearty pasta dish.
/ Medium bodied with bright but balanced acidity; flavors of red currant and cranberry with notes of dried herb and leather. Pecorino Ginepro with grilled figs and truffle honey.
Great Values from Italy/ Sella e Mosca is another of the Sardinian estates worth keeping an eye on. There wines are of terrific value. The estate’s 2004 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva possesses a delicate core of ripe fruit and an ethereal, understated personality. This understated, feminine Cannanau is best enjoyed over the next one to two years.
Value Varietals/ This looks almost light enough to be a rose, but it packs in plenty of sweet cherry flavors, as you might expect from Italian grenache.
/ The 2003 Cannonau Riserva is dark ruby in color with savory aromas of red and black fruit, gamey smoked meat, herbs and olives. It has a lush mouth feel with savory fruit, oak and spice, and dry tannins on the finish. A terrific wine for the price.
Wine of the Month/ Drink It! Made from grapes picked in select areas of its Cannonau vineyards, this rich, ripe wine is aged three years in oak, which gives it a nice round feel on the palate. Gorgeous plummy flavors make it perfect for the summer months. Pair It! Try this lovely red with grilled tuna or spicy penne all'arrabbiata.
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