Cantine Colosi
Rosso Terre Siciliane IGP

  • OwnerColosi Family
  • WinemakerPiero Colosi
  • TypeRed
  • VarietalsNero d'Avola, Nerello Mascalese
  • Vineyard LocationRiesi, Sambuca
  • Elevation600 feet
  • TrellisingGuyot
  • SoilClay
Rosso Terre Siciliane IGP
  • Vinification Maceration on the skins for 4-5 days, fermentation using selected yeasts
    in stainless steel fro 10-12 days at 60-66°F; malolactic fermentation in
    stainless steel for 4-5 days
  • Aging Process Six months in Slavonian oak and four months in bottle
  • Tasting Notes
  • ColorIntense, dark ruby red
  • BouquetNotes of black fruit, blackberry and strawberries, flowersand herbs
  • FlavorDry and full-bodied
  • PairingsIdeal with red meats and aged cheeses
  • Alcohol Content13,5%
  • Serving Temperature62-64°F
  • Production500,000 bottles

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  • Press & Reviews
  • Vintage: 2017 Score: 86
    Wine Enthusiast
    December - 2018
    “Made with 85% Nero d’Avola and 15% Nerello Cappuccio, this opens with earthy aromas of scorched earth, dark fruit and cooking spice. The simple palate offers ripe dark berry and vanilla alongside smooth tannins. Drink soon.” Kerin O’Keefe
  • Vintage: 2014 Score: 87
    Wine Advocate
    August - 2016
    Wine Advocate, August 2016, 87 pts “A Terre Siciliane IGT blend of 85% Nero d’Avola and 15% Nerello Mascalese, the 2014 Rosso is Cantine Colosi’s entry level red. The bouquet opens to slightly rustic tones of dark fruit with black olive and caper at the back. It presents pretty red fruit with simple lines and an attractive level of concentration that never feels heavy. Served slightly chilled, it could work as a pairing partner to grilled tuna steaks. The Rosso offers terrific value. Some 200,000 bottles are made. ” - Monica Larner
  • Vintage: 2012 Score: 87
    Wine Enthusiast
    April - 2015
    Wine Enthusiast, April 2015, 87 pts “A blend of Nero d’Avola and other Sicilian grapes, this features fruity aromas of dark berry and a whiff of graphite. The savory, straightforward palate offers up ripe black cherry and juicy blackberry, with notes of ground white pepper in the background. Soft tannins provide easy drinking texture.” -Kerin O’Keefe
  • Vintage: 2012 Score: 87

    April - 2015
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Vintage: 2014 Score: 87

    August - 2016
  • Vintage: NA

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