The growing selection of Croatian Rosé wines came with a good reception of Rosé wines by Croatian consumers. Still, the contact between the winemakers and the consumers in order to inform the latter about the latest products is still a missing link among our winemakers. It’s a link necessary to complete the cycle. That is why the imported products still account for a significant share on the market, creating a faithful audience among the domestic wine lovers. Fans of Italian Rosé wines will surely be thrilled by the new flagship wine of the renowned A Mano winery.
So far, all the wines from this winery available on the Croatian market proved to be a great success. They were at the very top of the “value for money” category, something that got numerous lovers of warm, southern type wines very excited. They recently entered our market with their praised Rosé wine. Rosato 2010 is a blend of Primitivo and Aleatico in equal share, but concerning the previous experiences with these varieties (Primitivo as a dry red wine, and Aleatico as a sweet red wine) we already had certain ideas in our minds i.e. expectations when it comes to style and aroma profile.
Even a mere look at the wine reveals that this is not an “ordinary” Rosé wine. Dark, almost purple hue with light brown tones may remind you of a diluted red wine, or even of a mixture of red and white wine. The aroma is a combination of the best of both varieties – red fruits of moderate intensity, abundantly supported by Rose Geranium. It’s a combination of aromas that could easily be used in air fresheners.
The flavor is pleasant, sometimes playful, but unfortunately, it’s too flat and short-lasting. Everything points to the fact that the maceration lasted somewhat longer than usual for Rosé wines, so it might seem at times that you are drinking a young red wine. Still, the wine has an elegant and strong body, with noticeable firmness and concentration, and a nice measure of acids that perfectly accompany and blend in with the wine’s pronounced structure.
If you get a chance to taste this wine, don’t expect a Provence-like dry Rosé, but a strong and rather harmonious southern wine, just like the varieties it is made of. Its strength will endure somewhat stronger dishes, but we concluded that it could be consumed alone as well.
Best paired with:
alone, with light salads, risottos and pasta with seafood, bruschetta with tomato, mozzarella and basil.
8 to 10ºC