Varietals: Nerello Mascalese
Tiers: 2nd Tier
A lightly-coloured sparkling rose with a fine, persistent & seductively delicate perlage (That means a nice ‘mousse’ or bubbles to you and me). Pleasant, intense and fruity, evoking memories of wisteria flowers and Renetta apples. (That means it smells nice, too). Well-blended and delightful. On the palate it is soft and smooth with floral notes and a hint of almond. (All true!)
Food Matching: Excellent as an aperitif and an ideal accompaniment to hors d’oeuvres risottos, fragrant fried food and grilled fish. (and if memory serves, dishes with a cream sauce, shellfish, sole/halibut, salmon, tuna, Mild cheese and cream based dips).
August 2011: Quickly elevated into our top sellers group after we had a bottle at a public tasting event this week. Folks went crazy for it. So ‘refined’ and ‘subtle’ and ‘elegant’ were the comments.
Sept. 2011: At a private tasting event, there was a flurry of interest, when we first brought it out. But much to the chagrin of the host, whose face resembled a bulldog chewing a wasp, we opened it anyway. He wanted nothing to do with spumante! He was waxing lyrical and beaming within seconds of the initial smell and first sip. Another convert. Job done.
March 2014: This is our ‘go-to’ Sparkler for @home ‘events’; we open this whenever there’s a celebration to have. Sometimes just because it’s the weekend, other times, when we do well in life, someone has a milestone. Don’t get the wrong idea about ‘spumante’ it’s a place; NOT a sweet wine. Apples and dry acidity prevail with persistent bubbles. Always consistent. Always pleases. Always creates smiles. 16.5 pts