When recently enjoying Antinori's 2022 Calafuria Tormaresca Rosé, I was immediately reminded how rare it is to find a wine that is both good and cheap.
In this instance, good = very good!
Having tried this patio pleaser the other day, we can say with confidence you can get both attractive cost and quality in Antinori's Calafuria, a sea-side estate that produces an under-the-radar rosé, perfect for your summertime enjoyment.
A refreshing wave of bright fruit hits you on entry. Fresh strawberries, pink grapefruit, and young cherries are at the wine's core. The fantastic texture of watermelon pith gives the rosé a bit of depth. Subtle notes of herb and citrus showcase mineral underpinnings. It has a lovely finish, which seems to last and last.
Attractively priced for larger group get-togethers, it also has the quality to stand up to any summertime cuisine, especially grilled seafood.
At this price, Calafuria could and should be your summertime workhorse rosé.