Why you'll love this wine?
Gary Vaynerchuk described Tinetta as ‘the best Rosé I’ve had this year’ which is some complement indeed… Those of you who normally spend your summer drinking Provence Rosé like Miraval or Whispering Angel might want to double down on this one.
The name’s a mouthful.. but at Rated Wine HQ we know it simply as ‘Tinetta’ and when I say know it… I mean we reeeaally know it… this is a big Staff favourite! The cute label sets you up for this blindingly delicious Rosé.
Made from nebbiolo grapes, this ‘chiaretto’ (Italian for pale rosé) is bursting with redcurrant, ripe fruit and mint. But it’s complex too, stonefruit fresh on the palate, spicy and a little citrusy, almost creamy with a hint of lime on the finish.
Another spectacular ‘bicycle’ from La Bollina, how can they all be this good?!
Best enjoyed with...
To be honest, this wine is so scrummy, light, fruity and easy drinking I’d consider having it for breakfast… ok maybe not, but… this sure is good times in a bottle, perfect aperitif wine and it’ll accompany light healthy bites really well. I promise your friends will like you (a lot) if you give them this on a sunny summer afternoon to accompany your best Vongole..!
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What are wine lovers like you saying...
Yummie rosé made from nebbiolo grapes. Predominant taste of strawberries and some cherries. Floral notes as well. And a refreshing but not overwhelming acidity.”
“Wow, great aperitif – almost with a salmon color. Good freshness and structure. Cherry like aroma with a good mouth filling taste of strawberries. Great finish. Buy of the month!”
Who made this lovely wine and how...?
Situated in Piedmont, the historical territory specializing in Gavi DOCG production, La Bollina has for centuries been the residence Marchioness Figari of Genova. Within the 120 hectares estate and surrounded by hills and chestnut woods (yeah lucky right!), La Bollina develops a selection of delicious and prestigious wines. Totally renovated in recent years, La Bollina now has the latest technology and uses the most modern techniques for wine making.
Nebbiolo is the grape most commonly found in Barolo and Barbaresco wines and is hardly ever grown outside of Piedmont. It’s named after “nebbia” which is Italian for ‘fog’ and a common occurence in the region. Notoriously difficult to grow, it needs sheltered south-facing sites and performs best on the well-drained soils to the north and south of Alba. Nebbiolo flowers early and ripens late, so the fruit spends a long time on the vine. This produces high levels of sugar, acidity and tannins. The winemakers challenge is to harvest the fruit with these three elements in balance.
After a short maceration, the soft and progressive pressing of the grapes is followed by fermentation in steel vats on yeasts with periodic battonage at low temperature, to maintain freshness and give structure and balance. Bottling takes place periodically, in small batches.