Bonavita

Terre Siciliane Rosato

8.977 ratings
9.013 pro ratings
Messina, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Blend
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

Deep dark ruby rosato. Rosehips, strawberry, cherry, banana, citrus, cinnamon and pie crust. A pure and beautiful wine. Light and full of energy.. Long satisfying finish.

Deep dark ruby rosato. Rosehips, strawberry, cherry, banana, citrus, cinnamon and pie crust. A pure and beautiful wine. Light and full of energy.. Long satisfying finish.

Nov 17th, 2020
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9.2

Incredibly deep ruby in color, this Rosato displays ripe cherries, offset by tangerine, rose petals, and exotic spice. Soft textures lead in to a pure expression of floral-laced red fruits and minerals, finishing fresh but also showing a youthful structure. This is really quite stunning. $23.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, July 2020)

Incredibly deep ruby in color, this Rosato displays ripe cherries, offset by tangerine, rose petals, and exotic spice. Soft textures lead in to a pure expression of floral-laced red fruits and minerals, finishing fresh but also showing a youthful structure. This is really quite stunning. $23.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, July 2020)

Jul 7th, 2020
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9.2

Bright medium-light red. Slightly reticent aromas of herbs and red fruit initially, then opens with aeration to offer enticingly ripe, almost decadent red cherry and raspberry nectar aromas. Enters big and juicy, offering multilayered flavors of ripe red berries and cherries, then sleeker in the middle, offering a strong mineral underpinning along with hints of almond paste and lemon peel. Finishes with noteworthy tannic bite and lots of freshness and an intense note of cherry nectar. Another standout Rosato from Bonavita, in my opinion one of Italy’s 10 best Rosato producers. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, August 2019)

Bright medium-light red. Slightly reticent aromas of herbs and red fruit initially, then opens with aeration to offer enticingly ripe, almost decadent red cherry and raspberry nectar aromas. Enters big and juicy, offering multilayered flavors of ripe red berries and cherries, then sleeker in the middle, offering a strong mineral underpinning along with hints of almond paste and lemon peel. Finishes with noteworthy tannic bite and lots of freshness and an intense note of cherry nectar. Another standout Rosato from Bonavita, in my opinion one of Italy’s 10 best Rosato producers. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, August 2019)

Aug 8th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Tangy orange peel, thyme, sanguine, dark cassis, and cranberry juice. Elevated acidity, rich and savory. Bright concentrated pink/purple color.

Tangy orange peel, thyme, sanguine, dark cassis, and cranberry juice. Elevated acidity, rich and savory. Bright concentrated pink/purple color.

Jul 29th, 2018
James Forsyth

A pretty rose with good depth and cassis notes.

A pretty rose with good depth and cassis notes.

Jul 18th, 2018
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9.1

Deep pink. Sexy, aromatic nose of redcurrant, red cherry, rhubarb and white flowers. Then very spicy, with precise floral and saline nuances to the fruit-driven flavors. Finishes with excellent clarity and cut and a savory quality. Made from 10 to 80 year old vines of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Nocera grown at 250-300 meters above sea level. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, June 2018)

Deep pink. Sexy, aromatic nose of redcurrant, red cherry, rhubarb and white flowers. Then very spicy, with precise floral and saline nuances to the fruit-driven flavors. Finishes with excellent clarity and cut and a savory quality. Made from 10 to 80 year old vines of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Nocera grown at 250-300 meters above sea level. (Ian D'Agata, Vinous, June 2018)

Jul 6th, 2018
Marshal White

Tastes like stemmy SCM pinot

Tastes like stemmy SCM pinot

Aug 30th, 2017
Steve Tishco

Cherry juice

Cherry juice

2 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2017
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9.2

The 2019 Bonavita Rosato is an incredibly deep ruby color, so much so that you might mistake it for a red. On the nose, I’m finding an alluring mix of crushed cherries, offset by tangerine, rose petals, and the slightest hint of exotic savory spice. On the palate, soft textures usher in a remarkably pure expression of floral-laced red fruits and minerals, as it seems to hover across the senses over a core of vibrant acidity with hints of ginger and a gentle tug of tannin. The long finish is fresh but also showing a youthful structure, leading me to believe that this might be even better if given some time to unwind in the cellar. This blend of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Nocera is really quite stunning. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2020)

The 2019 Bonavita Rosato is an incredibly deep ruby color, so much so that you might mistake it for a red. On the nose, I’m finding an alluring mix of crushed cherries, offset by tangerine, rose petals, and the slightest hint of exotic savory spice. On the palate, soft textures usher in a remarkably pure expression of floral-laced red fruits and minerals, as it seems to hover across the senses over a core of vibrant acidity with hints of ginger and a gentle tug of tannin. The long finish is fresh but also showing a youthful structure, leading me to believe that this might be even better if given some time to unwind in the cellar. This blend of Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Nocera is really quite stunning. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2020)

1 person found it helpfulMay 21st, 2020
Shalyn B

Fluorescent orange and blush. Candied almond and orange zest, tart red plum and dandelion. Oh Pomegranate palate, and just lovely minerality, with an almost silky residue which is lasting. Fresh apricot with clementine exclamation points.

Fluorescent orange and blush. Candied almond and orange zest, tart red plum and dandelion. Oh Pomegranate palate, and just lovely minerality, with an almost silky residue which is lasting. Fresh apricot with clementine exclamation points.

1 person found it helpfulNov 16th, 2017