2017 Cantine Barbera La Bambina Menfi Nero d'Avola Rosato
To understand the wines of Cantine Barbera, you need to see the ocean. Vines that live this close to the ocean in south-western Sicily turn the sea brine into vibrant tasty salinity. A third generation farmer, Marilena Barbera farms the Inzolia that her grandfather planted in the 20's, just as she attends to the native varietals that are the new frontier of her own generation: Perricone, Nerello, Alicante, Nero d'Avola and Grillo.
There's a sweet element to the nose of this beautiful Sicilian rose that recalls raspberry and almond marzipan. The wine glides clean over the plate with easy freshness and leaves small berry nuances on the close.