Cantina di Casteggio 2013 Rosato

CasteggioOltrepò Pavese, Lombardy, Italy (no classification); 7% ABV
$3 at the Richmond, CA, store on 8 June

Casteggio_2013_RosatoI had expected this to be a dry rosé, but it was not so.  Instead, it was like a Moscato, off-dry and very lightly carbonated (frizzante).  Maybe the low alcohol should have clued me in.  It tasted of fruity strawberry, raspberry, and orange / quince jelly.  I could barely feel the carbonation in my mouth.  It was quite yummy, and we had no trouble finishing it off, but I found it a little too sweet.  But if sweet, fruity wine sounds up your alley, this is a good one for the price.

This winery apparently makes frizzante wines from a number of red and white grapes.  But this is not obviously a varietal wine, so it could be a blend of any, or it could be made from the red grapes they use to make their still, dry red wines: Croatina and Uva Rara.


2 thoughts on “Cantina di Casteggio 2013 Rosato

  1. Ed Williams

    As a person recently introduced to the world of wines, I found this one to be perfectly acceptable. The problem is, It isnt available any longer. How would I find out where I could buy a case?

    1. BargainWhine Post author

      Hi Ed. That’s the plus and minus of GO wine. Nice things come in, but when they’re gone, it’s most likely that they’re gone for good. Not always, though. Sometimes they come back, and sometimes a case or two that got lost is re-discovered.


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