Because of the geography of Puglia, being located on the peninsula which forms Italy’s iconic “stiletto heel”, it is surrounded by water. The mild winters and hot breezy summers, where the Tramontana wind from the north makes the conditions perfect for growing grapes and olives. The rosato wines from Puglia have terrific body and taste and are excellent with absolutely all the local foods. They are versatile enough to be served any time during a meal, from aperitivo right through to the end with antipasti, pasta, fish or meat. And even with dessert.
Botromagno, Murgia Rosé di Lulú 2018
Delicate aromas of peony and jasmine ride over a core of pink grapefruit on the nose of this rosato made from Nero d'Troia. It's saline and savory on the medium-bodied palate, with a tense line of mineral and citrus extending rounder notions of peach blossom and melon.
91 pts. WE Wine Enthusiast Editor's Choice