Review: Cantine Colosi Salina Rosso 2016

An eruption of flavor from a winery on a small volcanic island.
Cantine Colosi Salina Rosso
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Reviewed on 08-02-2018
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Rating B+
Style Red
Blend
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Italy
ABV 14%
Price $20.00 Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Dinner Parties, Drinking Outside the Lines, Wine Geeks

Drink If You Like

Nebbiolo, Nerello Mascalese , Nero d'Avola , Syrah / Shiraz

The Full Review

Cantine Colsi is a 4th generation family-owned winery on the island of Salina, a small volcanic island off the coast of northeastern Sicily. Their Salinia Rosso is an equal blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, two indigenous Sicilian grapes, and has a vibrant, dark ruby color. The aromas are very expressive, and include raspberries on the vine and a hint of nutmeg. Flavors include red fruit, spice, and a savory, almost salty quality like Italian cured meat. It's a clean wine, and the texture is vibrant, fresh, and high-toned, with light, grippy tannins that dry the palate. This is definitely a wine that is more enjoyable with food. If you like high-toned, grippy Italian wines like Nebbiolo, this is a wine to seek out.