My wife and I have been on a bit of an Italian wine kick lately, as we plan a visit to Italy for next spring and try to decide which of the many great wineries there to visit. One that will certainly be on my hit list is Masseria Li Veli. I’ve written in the past about this excellent winery and their terrific variety of wines, and will return to it this week because I enjoy Masseria Li Veli Primerose 2020 ($13.99) so much.
This quaffable Italian Rosé (Rosato) is made with Negroamaro grapes from the Salento region of Apulia in Southern Italy – a sub-peninsula of the Italian Peninsula, sometimes described as the “heel” of the Italian “boot”. It’s an area recognized for producing some of Italy’s best Rosato wines.
Masseria Li Veli Primerose opens with spiced aromas paired with floral tones. Tasty strawberry flavors hit the tip of the tongue, along with peach and chalky mineral notes. The latter is a product of the clay and limestone rock soil that the Negroamaro grapes are grown in. There’s no tannin or oak, since the wine is aged for three months in stainless steel tanks. It’s a very clean, crisp Rosato.
Masseria Li Veli Primerose is an inexpensive, but hearty and delicious Rosato that nicely bridges the transition from summer to fall. Try it with light cheeses, appetizers and simple fish or chicken dishes.
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.