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Uvaggio Rosato 2012

A month or so ago my sister went to an Uvaggio wine tasting and picked up the new vintages, and she has kindly been sharing them with me. I enjoyed the Primitivo, and absolutely loved this Rosato. L’Uvaggio Di Giacomo [The blends of James] was founded in 1998 by Jim Moore, who at the time was the assistant winemaker at Robert Mondavi. His philosophy is that “wine’s primary role is to accompany food, which results in three important attributes – their accessibility, harmony and value.” Moore crafts wines in California using grape varieties indigenous to Italy. His theory is to create wines that are different from the normal California style, basically to take the best of both Italy and California and produce contemporary, inexpensive wines that are fun, expressive and have a classic style.

Watermelon-pink in colour, with aromas of strawberry, watermelon and wet slate. Tasting quite similar to its aromas, flavours of strawberry and watermelon were buoyed by a crisp mineral finish. Refreshing and super easy drinking, this is a fantastic glass for warm weather, summer salads and even spicy Thai dishes.

Winemaker’s blend of Barbera and Primitivo
Bottled by L’Uvaggio di Giacomo, Napa
[Alcohol content somehow impossibly not on the label, nor could I find it online]
Enjoy now thru 2014

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