2020 Matunei Mutabilis Rosato

Piemonte, Italy

Extraordinary Piemonte Rose made from the Freisa grape, complex, rustic and completely fascinating.


Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
1 Review
Complex rose, utterly delicious, heaps of detail and a general sense of wow, drinkability and finesse. A real beauty.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About This Wine

One of the most interesting Rose wines you will ever encounter - lively, floral, intense and with a myriad of flavours.

It's got spice, wild herbs, a lovely fine structure, a savoury rusticity and it evolves in the glass like few Roses ever do.

Produced mostly from the light red grape Freisa, it is named after an ancient Chinese rose called Mutabilis Chinensis, which appears on the label.

A rare cult Rose that is not for the Provence-heads.

About Matunei

A youthful wine label from young couple Alberto and Carla Brignolo based in Alfiano Natta, part of Piemonte’s Monferrato Casalese.

They work exclusively by hand to cultivate naturally, without synthetic chemicals, herbicides, and respect for the vintage and the territory. Growing Freisa, Grignolino, Nebbiolo, and Barbera all native to their region.

Born from the desire to rediscover new forms of sustainable agriculture, and so named because, ‘Matuné’ (little boy) in Piemontese dialect, is the affectionate way in which the old locals call Alberto.

Alberto and Carla on their farm
Alberto and Carla on their farm
Alfiano Natta, Italy
Additional Info

From The Importer

Whilst the actual cepage changes from vintage to vintage, the 2020 release is 90% Freisa & 10% Grignolino.

It's idiosyncratic Rosato with lots of fruit and a touch of wildness. It's bloody delicious.

Blend : Freisa, Grignolino
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Crown Seal
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

WWOOFers at harvest time
WWOOFers at harvest time
Matunei vineyard, Piemonte Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

This is mostly freisa but some grignolino in the mix. It’s a rosato, hooray! Kirsch and sour cherry scents, cinnamon/clove spice, undergrowth whiffs. It’s a ripping stink in the glass. Succulent, fine boned, juicy but with a web of fine tannin slinking along and tightening things quietly. Complex rose, utterly delicious, heaps of detail and a general sense of wow, drinkability and finesse. A real beauty." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Best Rose I’ve ever had the pleasure to drink

    I’ll preface this review by saying that I’m rarely a willing Rose drinker. However this has everything that Roses usually lack, interesting aromas, structure and a vibrant colour. Nebbiolo based, they have managed to retain the structure in this wine. The aromas are just gorgeous and there’s even some stink there for the burgundy drinkers.

    Highly recommend. Will buy more

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