Wine Review: Castello di Amorosa Gioia Rosato di Sangiovese

Basic Information

Name – Castello di Amorosa Gioia Rosato di Sangiovese

Vintage – 2017

Region – USA – California – Napa Valley

Varietal – Sangiovese

Pricing – $26.00

Alcohol – 14.2%

Appearance

Wine is clear with a deep pink color.

Aroma/Nose

This wine was clean with medium intensity aromas. Aromas consisted of luscious watermelon, fruit punch, red fruits like strawberry and some floral notes like hibiscus. Stephanie claims it was alcoholic Hawaiian Punch. I can’t say I disagreed. This wine is youthful.

Taste/Palate

This is an dry wine that is high in acidity and medium bodied. For the most part, the nose carried over to the palate. Watermelon, strong red fruits, and lively strawberry take over the palate however there was a creamy note and texture to the wine that surprised me. Mixed that with the red flavors made it almost like a strawberries and cream candy! The finish is medium in length with a creamy like note.

Overall Experience

The Castello di Amorosa Gioia Rosato di Sangiovese is different but a fun refreshing twist. This wine had some unique characteristics that were a pleasant surprise. Love the Hawaiian Punch throwback flavors from the days of childhood. We ended up picking up a bottle to crack open on a hot summer day when we get back to Miami. This wine has balance and complexity, but could use some more intensity and length on the finish. I would consider this a good wine that is made for drinking now.

Pairings

Food – Prosciutto, Arugula Salads, Ahi Tuna

Cigar – Big Papi by David Ortiz

Wine Publication Ratings

N/A

Winemakers Tasting Notes

Subtle flavors of apple and citrus balanced with a buttery texture and slight toasted oak make this a food friendly wine and great for sipping.

About Castello di Amorosa – http://www.castellodiamorosa.com/