A Wine For Today: Montenidoli’s 2012 Canaiuolo

There are rosès and then there are Rosès, and Elisabetta Fagiuoli’s Canaiuolo falls firmly into the latter category: Pale rose petal pink with brilliant antique rose petal reflections and white rim. The bouquet is deft and elegant, with clean minerality mingled with red berry fruit, wild cherries and hints of orange supported by greenish slightly vegetal accents and some gunflint. Harmonious and alive. On the palate it’s bright, with lively wild cherry fruit supported by citric mineral acidity and delicate tannins that have a warm flinty burr and flow into a fairly long sour flinty finish with underlying savory accents. Quite pleasant and will drink very well as an aperitif or a summer wine, at a picnic or cookout, or simply with friends. Expect it to go quickly.

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About Cosa Bolle in Pentola

Italy boasts an astonishing number of varietals, denominations, and wines, and tremendous changes are sweeping the land. New wines are being created, new DOCs are being introduced, and the existing denominations are overhauling their regulations both to reflect the practices adopted by their member wineries and to favor improvements in quality. Even the most staid and stolid region can flower seemingly overnight, emerging with exciting new wines and wineries that require rewriting the enological maps and rethinking one's positions. And, of course, recipes too, because cuisine and wine are closely intertwined and it's difficult to imagine one without the other.
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