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Massimo Ronca

Massimo Ronca
2016 Vignaiolo In Sommacampagna Chiaretto Rosé, Bardolino DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.99
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Massimo Ronca
2016 Vignaiolo In Sommacampagna Chiaretto Rosé, Bardolino DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Turkey

Category: Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11%
Pale salmon orange color. Exotic aromas of sweet orange marmalade, spice tea cake, sun dried tomato, and melon water with an bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a stimulating, medium-long black tea, dried strawberry, dried mandarin orange, and dried ripe cling peach finish with firm, well-integrated, fruit tannins. An exotic and elegant rosé with desert-like flavors; perfect for summer dinner pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sweet orange marmalade, spice tea cake, sun dried tomato, and melon water
Taste Flavor: black tea, dried strawberry, dried mandarin orange, and dried ripe cling peach
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An exotic and elegant rosé with desert-like flavors; perfect for summer dinner pairings.

The Producer

Ronca di Ronca Massimo

The Producer
Via Val di Sona 7
Sommacampagna, 37066
Italy
39 -458961641

Rose

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Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé refers to a wine made when red grapes are given slight skin contact to produce a blush, light copper, salmon or pink color. Rosés range from bone-dry to medium- sweet and are made in most major wine producing countries. Among the most famous examples are Tavel from France’s Rhone Valley, numerous offerings from Provence in southern France as well as several excellent versions from Puglia in southern Italy.

Often thought of as a summer wine – in this case, a substitute for red wine when the weather is hot – they can be enjoyed year round. The drier versions, of course, are meat for food pairings; recommended matches include chicken salad, vegetables and seafood such as tuna or salmon (especially with a rich rosé made from Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir).