Casanova della Spinetta Toscana Il Rose di Casanova 2020
Giorgio Rivetti’s magic touch with Moscato, Barbera and Nebbiolo in Piedmont took the world by storm. This is his more recently-acquired Tuscan estate, Casanova della Spinetta, located in the hills south of Pisa where the vineyards enjoy the strong summer sun and the soft breezes wafting off the nearby Mediterranean Sea. Il Rose is a blend of equal parts Sangiovese and Prugnolo Gentile. Bursts of red fruit and citrus make this a great summer sipper with food or conversation.
VM90: From year to year, the Il Rosé di Casanova continues to impress, and the 2020 is no different. Here I’m finding a contrasting blend of spiced citrus and tart apples offset by wild herbs and crushed stone. It’s silky in feel yet lifted and spry, casting ripe orchard fruits and inner herbal tones across a wave of vibrant acidity. A lingering note of salinity and hints of lemon peel keep tension high throughout the mouthwatering finale.