How Good is CostaRipa Mattia Vezzola Rosé?
Sparkling Wine Review of CostaRipa Mattia Vezzola Brut Rosé s.a. Metodo Classico Brut Spumante, Moniga del Garda, Lombardy, Italy
Score: 91+/100 Points
CostaRipa Mattia Vezzola Brut Rosé Cuvée is made from 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Nero grapes (Pinot Noir) grown on some of the coolest vineyards around Lake Garda in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region.
After the harvest by hand, each vineyard was fermented separately in small stainless-steel tank to allow a perfect and precise control of the process. 35% of the blend was fermented and aged in 228-liter oak barrels for a total of about 8 months.
The effervescence was then produced using the Méthode Traditionnelle (or metodo classico) with refermentation in bottle like in Champagne.
Overall Review & Tasting Impressions
An outstanding sparkling rosé wine.
Outstanding it is by the sheer concentration and somewhat the extravagance of its fruity personality, yet obviously masterfully refined by its ageing on lees that has smoothened its texture and balanced its vivacity adding well-controlled leesy and buttery elements.
Being so concentrated, many layered primary notes come through satisfyingly: floral characters, pomegranate, grass, and complex layers of spices.
Full Tasting Notes
This Italian sparkling Rosé comes in a delicately pale salmon pink color, with hints of orange and gold hue making it look appealing and glamorous.
The nose is pungently fruity and filled with floral aromas.
Loads of pungent citrus aromas, freshly-squeezed lemon and grapefruit come with nose of rose petal and elderflower. The primary fruit character is coated by subtle whipped cream tones and spiced up by a touch of peppermint and fresh grassy hay.
Put the bubbly in your mouth, and you’re stroke by its opulent creamy and smooth texture.
It’s so delicate and silky, feeling like a cloud caressing your taste buds. The fine bubbles and crisp acidity remind you are tasting a wine, a fine bubbly in fact. The acidity underlines the dryness of the wine, amplifying the already-pungent lime flavors. Lemon and grapefruit are the dominant savors.
On the Palate, it’s fireworks of fruit and delicate sweets spices combined, perfectly balanced between an oily texture, fine bubbles, a touch of residual sugars and a salty mineral acidity. A pomegranate character comes through clearly from the mid-palate on.
In spite being very delicate and floral, the finish is long and layered, delivering one after the other many fruity, floral, spicy, and minty notes.