Le Mondial Du Rosé is an international rosé wine competition which sees members of the Union of French Oenologists meet in Cannes for three days to blind taste and evaluate the rosé productions from around the globe.
Two of the six gold medals won by Italian productions have been awarded to wines coming from Capitanata (name that identifies the province of Foggia, the spur of the Italian boot): Terra Cretosa IGP Puglia Aleatico Rosato 2016 by winery Borgo Turrito (Borgo Incoronata, Foggia) and Doc Tavoliere della Puglie by winery Masseria Duca D’Ascoli (Castelluccio dei Sauri). Other Capitanata’s wines conquered 6 silver medals: CalaRosa IGP Puglia Nero di Troia Rosato 2016 (Borgo Turrito, Foggia), Il Melograno IGT Daunia Nero di Troia (Cantina La Marchesa, Lucera), Favugne Rosato Montepulciano (Teanum, San Severus), IGT Daunia rosato Montepulciano (Masseria nel Sole, Lucera), Daunia Pinot Nero IGT (Azienda Agricola Nardella, San Severo), and Marilina Rosé (Cantine Spelonga, Stornara).
Borgo Turrito is one of the few wineries in the world to attain the “two of two”, which means that both the rosé that it produces have been awarded by the French oenologists.
In fact, CalaRosa IGP Puglia Nero di Troia Rosato 2016 has confirmed the silver won last year, while Terra Cretosa IGP Puglia Aleatico Rosato 2016, a new production of the winery, received a gold medal at its debut. The Aleatico grape – an ancient Apulian native grape variety, introduced in Italy, and in Apulia in particular, by the Greeks – from which the winery led by Luca Scapola produced the gold medal was planted in Borgo Turrito’s vineyards of in 2012.
Ilona Catani Scarlett