There are wine drinkers who think that Rosè wines should only be consumed in warm weather. I am not among them. I believe that Rosè is an “anytime wine,” to be appreciated on cold snowy nights as well as under the warm sun on the patio in spring and summer. Anytime is a good time for Rosè. Either way, here is a wine you will enjoy during the last throes of summer or whenever you decide to open a bottle. It’s an Italian Rosè from Valori winery called Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo ($14.74).
My wife, as she is prone to do, snapped up a bottle from the wine store because she liked the label, which features a blue umbrella on it. In small print above the umbrella, the label reads: Chiamami quando piove, which translates from the Italian as “Call me when it rains.” Are we to infer that Valori Bio Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo is a good rainy day wine? Again, the weather doesn’t matter. You’re going to love this wine if you like Rosè.
This Italian Rosè is made with organic Montepulciano grapes from, you guessed it: d’Abruzzo DOC in central Italy. It is bright pink in its clear glass bottle with hints of roses and dates on the nose and flavors of red fruits like strawberry, raspberry and cherry along with some subtle citrusy grapefruit notes. It is fresh and fruity with good acidity and would pair with a wide range of foods, from jambalaya and sushi to salami and pizza. Enjoy it before summer ends and beyond.
FOR MORE RESTAURANT REVIEWS GO HERE.
THIS CONTENT IS FROM UTAH BITES NEWSLETTER.
Subscribe to get the latest Utah Bites news and reviews
Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS: click on their logos to visit their website