Valdinera Chiaro di Luna Rosé Langhe Rosato 2014

Bright pink-salmon color; strawberry, pomegranate nose; light fruit—strawberry, cherry, red grapefruit on the palate.

This is not as fruity as typical rosé; it delivers wonderfully zingy acidity (3.26 pH), bone dryness, and an elegant finish. The racy, tangy tartness really stands out. Terrific wine for summer day poolside or picnic; certainly will cleanse your palate. Chiaro di Luna is Italian for “moonlight.”

This Italian rosato is made with 100% nebbiola grapes. The vineyard and winery are located in the heart of Piedmont in northwest Italy, near the city of Alba, in the Langhe DOC. The Careglio family has farmed the Valdinera estate for four generations. It consists of about 41 acres, 22 of which are vineyards. It is uncertified organic.

Exceptionally clean, great acidity and dryness, reveals a new dimension to nebbiola wine. $16-18

Valdinera website. Italian, Google can translate

Second photo: Valdinera vineyards

Valdinera Chiaro di Luna Rosé Langhe Rosato 2014
Valdinera vineyards