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WINE REVIEW: Scaia Rondinella 2021 Rosato, Veneto IGT ($15)

by Andrew Chalk

Pink wine (rosé in French. rosato in Italian) continues a decade of market share growth. With the increased choice available how does one choose one to try? This wine, an Italian rosato from the same area as such popular sparkling wines as Prosecco, is a great choice either to quaff on its own or pair with a wide variety of food.

When I tasted it I was impressed how refined it was. The balance of fruit and acidity is something I asociated with much more expensive wines.

The producer says "From the Veneto region of Northeastern Italy, Scaia was launched by established Valpolicella producer Tenuta Sant'Antonio in 2006 with the aim of creating wines with a modern style outside the restrictions of the denomination system. Each bottle crafted by Scaia is 100% estate grown, with a commitment to sustainability and a move towards organic certification. The delicate nature of these wines is reflected in the name itself, Scaia, which references the chalky limestone soil in the vineyards that flakes like Parmigiano Reggiano as it is touched.

The Scaia Rosato is a pink-hued wine made from 100% Rondinella, a traditional Valpolicella grape variety that is not often seen on its own."

Recommended. I particularly enjoyed it with Thai vermicelli dishes.




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