Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo A.O.C. – Cantina Colle Moro Montepulciano Rosé 2012 – 10.57 – Dry, cherry fruit, pretty… Lots of fruit and juicy acidity. Refreshing. Bright strawberry fruit and clean spice. A style of wine that we love, from the hills of Guastameroli di Frisa, founded in 1961. Great clean fruit, dusty & light tannins/ tangy, pie cherry, red fruited, minerality coming through. A fruity rosé that’s unoaked to emphasize the fresh, red, berried aromas. Dry and fresh and a great wine to pair with hors d’oeuvres–especially fish-based starters.
Piedmont – Stefano Farina Barbera d’Alba 2010 – 13.57 – Vinous aroma, very delicate. When slightly aged the wine acquires a mature and well balanced taste. The wine has graphite and cherries on the nose and palate, with some dusty flavors. Compared to Barbera d’Asti, Barbera D’Alba can be a more highly concentrated and structured wine. Thus it draws greater benefits from barrel treatment.
Abruzzo – Cantina Colle Moro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2011 – 9.97 – Dark ruby color, this straightforward Italian red shows flavorful cherry fruit, good balance and a soft finish. Delicious everyday table red. A delicately fruited red wine from Abruzzo that goes well with pasta with meat sauce or hard, aged cheeses. Unoaked.
Piedmont – Stefano Farina Nebbiolo d’Alba 2010 – 16.97 – An earthy version of Piemonte’s premier grape. Flavors of raspberry, plum and red currant. A softer, more accessible incarnation. Light-bodied, cherry red ripe fruit with undertones of sage and mushroom. Pair it with pizza, mushroom risotto, or a plate of aged cheeses & fruit.
Tuscany – Elisabetta Aulo Rosso Toscana – Bolgheri – 2009 – 18.57 – Destemmed and pressed, then fermented in large wooden barrels for 15 days The scents, on first impact, are floral with agreeable scents of ripe fruits like blackberries and raspberries. On the palate there is an agreeable sensation of delicacy that seems to be nearly sweet. On the finish, the joviality of the wine expresses the well balanced and well-bodied acidity.