Tiberio - Cerasuolo 2022
Tiberio’s Cerasuolo is back… And this 2021 bottling has the highest rating yet!
This gorgeous Tavel-like rosato from the heart of Italy has become a store favorite over the past couple of years. If you know the wine load up while you can. If not, read on or come and sample it on our Enomatic tasting machine this weekend.
"Tiberio is a beacon. They are easily one of the top three producers in the region." - Vinous
“Southern Italian wineries to seek out” – Decanter
100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from 60 year-old vines planted in limestone soil (“White Gold”), hand-harvested from a block of vines that are cooler than the rest of the vineyard. Yeah… that is some serious attention to detail. Winemaker Cristiana Tiberio is obsessed with minerality and structure. So for her rosato, she figured out which part of the vineyard was coolest, in order to capture higher acidity and expressive aromas that are essential to world-class rose. The juice is free-run only – meaning the grapes are not pressed to extract juice. This is another key step – pressed juice has more of the tannic notes from the skins, as well as other less desirable notes from the stems and seeds.
Put it all together and you have an incredible rose, worthy of standing toe-to-toe with the world’s best.
Except the price.
For this level of quality, you can easily pay $40 or more for a top offering from Tavel, Provence, Bandol, etc. Buy 2 or three of these instead! Trust me. I’m all about saving you money! (Except, I guess not since I just said you should buy 2 or 3 for the same amount… busted!)
Ok… I’m starting to ramble… I am sooo excited this wine finally has arrived!
Vinous Media: 94 Points
"The 2022 Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo seduces with its perfumed blend of crushed cherries and strawberries, complemented by rhubarb, violets and sweet smoke. It's racy and sleek, built on energy, with a mineral core that grips the palate. A cascade of wild berries is excited by tantalizing acidity. This finishes dramatically long, lightly structured and full of zesty tension as salty nuances combine with tart red fruits and hints of sour citrus." - Eric Guido
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