Cantine Colosi

Salina Rosso Salina IGP

Salina Rosso Salina IGP
Italy

Red wine50% Nerello capuccio, 50% Nerello Mascalese
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    wild-boar
    Cheese (Hard)
    Pasta
  • ColorRuby red color with purple highlights.
  • NoseThe bouquet on the nose is intense and rich, with luscious fuity notes of morello cherry and blackberry, and elegant hints of flowers from the Mediterranean scrub
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
    Blackberryblackberry
    Red Cherryred-cherry
  • FlavorThe sip is well structured and balanced, with a fruity aftertaste. The wine can age well for some years

Sicily At a Glance

Region Name Sicily

Sicily is Italy’s southernmost region and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For more than 2500 years, Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) has been a significant center of Mediterranean viniculture, although the reputation and style of its wines have changed significantly over that time.

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2018 Vinous Media 90 Jun 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Advocate 87 Oct 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media The 2018 Rosso Salina, an equal-parts blend of Nerello Cappuccio and Nerello Mascalese, has a distinctly Mediterranean flair. Notes of woodland berries, sage, white pepper, salty sea air and animal musk keep you coming back to the glass. It’s silky in texture with ripe red and blue fruits complemented by saline-minerality and juicy acids. There’s a lingering inner sweetness that punctuates the experience nicely, as this finishes up refreshing with hints of raspberry and spice. Colosi has packed a lot of character and pleasure into this easy-drinking and value-oriented red. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 87 Vintage 2017 Wine Advocate This wine immediately transports you to the sun-drenched island of Salina in the Aeolian archipelago, a heavily Mediterranean expression boasting dark fruit and thick lines. The 2017 Salina Rosso is thick and plump at its core, with ripe fruit and a jammy sensation of blackberry preserves and cherry confit. Black olive, sage and Sicilian capers are also part of the wine's flavor profile. The blend is equal parts Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, but this wine tastes nothing like the high-altitude volcanic wines of Etna that make use of the same grapes. Although this expression is limited in terms of its depth and complexity, it makes for great, easy drinking. It ends with a little blast of sourness or bitterness that keeps this vintage from scoring higher. Try it with an anchovy pizza. Some 20,000 bottles were produced. Shelf Talker Full Page Review