Consistent in each vintage. I’ve had lots of bottles of this wine, yet every time the floral nose never prepares me for the blast of fresh melon & pear on the palate. I’ve never really been able to put my finger on the acidity, but it always seems fresh & bright so who cares. A bottle of enjoyment every time. — 7 days ago
Ancient Roman grapes reunited and it feels so good — 7 days ago
First time drinking this wine; a relatively new (old) project in Sicily with guidance from Giampiero Bea. This is a brand new release and tasting like it. Extremely primary right now; all fresh blackberries and raspberries. Almost has a carbonic quality to it. The tannin monster starts to show up after about an hour of air. Curious how these will age...but probably best to drink in the relative new term? Really delightful and a hit with HRH. It was also a killer combo with roasted chicken and polenta. — 4 days ago
The 2016 'Magma' Rosso is the "Grand Vin" from Cornelissen and was sourced from the Contrada Barbabecchi, which was planted in 1910 and situated at 910 meters above sea level. The Barbabecchi Vineyard is positioned at a North-North East exposure, and consists of ungrafted 100+ year old vines of Nerello Mascalese. The resultant wine is simply magnificent, as it slowly unwinds and begins to release a wonderful range of aromatics, including dried dark cherries and ripe red plums, which are woven together with exotic spices, eucalyptus, dried florals, dusty leather, blood orange and a subtle hint of cedar all taking shape beautifully in the glass. This impeccably structured wine continues to impress on the palate with its remarkable overall depth and precise concentration through the incredibly long finish. While already showing so much, this has a tremendous amount of potential to age beautifully for many years to come. Overall, this is another brilliant effort from Frank Cornelissen, and is amongst one of the most fascinating wines you will find in all of Italy. — 7 days ago
a rose i bought from a small importer that brings mostly fantini wines who make wines in a lot of 🇮🇹 regions.
calalenta means 'night harvest'... so romantic
as the gorgeous bottle is.
pale pink 👀
melon, Peach as it gets warmer, lemon zest and honey cookies. subtle greeness all along👃
medium + acidity.
stone fruit, very ripe strawberries, citrus oil and white pepper. and those fresh herbs hiding somewhere in the back. no sweetness available👄
pleasent tingling medium 🎯
a well made rose.
balanced, complex and very enjoyable.
as it warmed up in the glass it changed completely.
at room temperature it was a raw, acidic yet pleasant wine.
great vfm (85 nis)
while having 🍕@ my parents in law i was too afraid to open a wierd, cheap, hiding in the back cabin cab they had.
this came as a digestive afterwords while watching a funny French movie back home.
would probably work great with assorted cheeses and/or some nuts and crackers — 5 days ago