Burghound 92 points - (80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay; 9 g/l dosage; L1445113112): Bright orange-pink. Mineral-laced red berry and blood orange scents are complicated by notes of jasmine, anise and buttered toast. Juicy redcurrant and tangerine flavors are given lift and spine by gentle acidity and pick up a smoky element on the back half. Shows very good depth and energy on the penetrating, floral finish, which hangs on with real tenacity.
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"An exceptionally pretty nose offers up notes of strawberry, pear and raspberry. The supporting effervescence is soft yet voluminous and contributes to the round and seductive mouth feel of the refreshing and utterly delicious flavors. This is really very fine, indeed it possesses the most refinement of any wine in the range. In sum, this is a really lovely rosé and worth a look." Allen Meadows' Burghound.com 92 points
|The history of the La Marchesa estate dates back to 1750 when it was the home of the Marchesi Sauli, an ancient and powerful family of Genovese bankers. As the tale goes, the family was preparing for the marriage of the Marchese, but their home did not match his new bride’s aspirations. As a solution, a fantastic villa was built in the middle of the property, aptly named “La Marchesa,” in her honor. Within the villa is a chapel dedicated to the Guardian Angels, protecting the health and souls of the local peasants, and a limonaia (Italian for “lemon house”) during the winter. Following the end of the French Revolution and the establishment of the Congress of Vienna, an economic and trade boom made the family one of the most important in the zone. Today, La Marchesa has returned to its former glory on the same land it occupied in 1750, with the chapel and the limonaia perfectly restored and the old farmhouse converted into the Sauli Restaurant.