TASTE

STRAWBERRY, CHERRY, WATERMELON, PLEASANT ACIDITY

FINISH

PLEASANT ACIDITY AND REFRESHING MINERALITY

AROMA

MELON, MANGO AND APRICOTS

COLOR

UNCOMMON COPPERY PINK / PINK SALMON

Gambino Winery Tifeo Rosato

Tifeo Rosato

This delicate, coppery salmon hued Rose of Nerello Mascalese offers aromas and flavors of just-ripened strawberry, watermelon and tropical fruit. Bright acidity and a refreshing finish make this the perfect wine to pair with light dishes such as a caprese salad or charcuterie.

Named for Tifeo, a divine creature in Greek mythology who was half human and half dragon. Tifeo’s wings lay between Messina and Syracuse, his tail underneath Naples, and his heart under Mount Etna.

Refined in a stainless steel tank for 5 months
Best served at 55F
2019
GRAPE VARIETY: Nerello Mascalese
STRUCTURE DENSITY: 5700 plants per hectare
TYPE OF SOIL Volcanic
YIELD GRAPE/HA: 6000 - 75000 per hectare
CULTIVATION SYSTEM: 22 x 80 cm esaplier
AGING: Aged in the bottle for 3 months

Tifeo - Half human and half dragon, Tifeo was a divine creature in Greek mythology. His wings lay between Messina and Syracuse, his tail underneath Naples, and his heart beats under Mount Etna. Tifeo was thought to have temporarily disabled the Greek God Zeus, who was later rescued by his son Hermes.

The grapes of Mt. Etna are grown with love and care by the Gambino family. The unique environment of this active volcano in Sicily is commonly referred to as the “island within an island.” While grapes don’t grow easily in extreme volcanic conditions, when harvested with care, they create an incredible wine meant to be savored. Named after the Mascali area in Carania where the grape is thought to have originated, the Nerello Mascalese grape grows in the cool, high altitudes of the active volcano Mt. Etna. Grown primarily on the northeastern side of Sicily, this red grape contains a rustic black volcanic earthy note, and medium weight fine-grained tannins. Nerello Mascalese grapes are ideal for producing sensational rosato wines.