Tenute Rubino Saturnino Negroamaro Rosato Salento IGT 2014
The exact color of watermelon Jolly Ranchers, the 2014 Tenute Rubino Saturnino Negroamaro Rosato is thankfully, quite dry. Overtones of tart cherries, roses and spice lead an enthusiastic charge to the palate. Lively acidity gives lift to notes of yes, more tart pie cherries and the slightest hint of candy-like watermelon Jolly Ranchers, in the sense that the candy has a sweet, acidic twang, so does this sappy Italian rosato. The nose is indeed remarkably consistent with the palate, yet it didn’t win me over.