This Rose is made in the Lake Garda area of northern Italy. It is a blend of Uve Grapello, Marzemino, Sangiovese and Barbera. Salmon pink/orange in color, clear and bright. Very different nose with cherries, green tea and an herbal note. Medium bodied. On the palate, the cherries and the herbs come thru. Dry. These should be consumed sooner than later. It went nicely with Fricos with artichoke dip - not an easy match.
Franciacorta's are serious sparkling wines from Italy. They are not to be confused with Prosecco's or some of the other lighter sparkling wines that are very popular these days. The best Franciacorta's hold their own against sparkling wines made anywhere in the world. Light golden in color. There are a log of tiny bubbles. The nose has toast, lemon and slight lanolin. On the palate, this is slightly crisp. Full bodied. Nice, persistent lemon/lime notes. Good finish. This drinks well on its own and will work with all but the meatiest of dishes. It should probably be consumed in th
If you don't know Franciacorta, you should remedy that as soon as you can. Franciacorta is a DOCG in Italy that makes wonderful sparkling wines. Many are as good as all but the very finest of Champagnes and most are made using the same traditional method. This one is a very nice value though they can be pricey. This is very pale salmon pink in color. Barely any color at all. The nose has a bit of toast on it with a hint of cherry juice. On the palate, the light cherry juice continues with great liveliness.
This is a dessert wine made from Groppello, Marzemino, and Moscato Rosa grapes in Lombardy, Italy. It does not appear to be available in the US at the moment (sadly). 10% Alc and sold in 500ml bottles. What a treat. Deep salmon in color. The nose has oranges, simple syrup, pine and malted milk. Slightly sweet on the palate but with a great backbone of acidity. Lots of minerality along with some nice fresh strawberry notes. Slight tannins. A long finish. This is meant to be a dessert wine so food pairing can be an issue. This would be great with fresh fruit or a lighter fruit tar