Full Review

Santa Venere

Santa Venere
2015 Rosato , Gaglioppo, Ciró

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey

Category: Regional Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Santa Venere
2015 Rosato , Gaglioppo, Ciró

Pair this wine with:
Fish Turkey

Category: Regional Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Bright light siam color. Aromas and flavors of cherry cake and a cherry danish, star anise, gravel, and green straw with a crisp, dry full body and a brisk finish with earthy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. Nice pastry shop flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: cherry cake and a cherry danish, star anise, gravel, and green straw
Taste Flavor: cherry cake and a cherry danish, star anise, gravel, and green straw
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Confit, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Nice pastry shop flavors.

The Importer

Biagio Cru

The Importer
73 Powerhouse Rd
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
USA
1 516-299-4344

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Regional Rose

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Serve in a Rosé Wine Glass
Rosé wine is made in many regions in Italy. Among the most famous are Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Negroamaro from Puglia and Sangiovese rosé from Tuscany. These are quite rich and rather dry and offer excellent complexity; they are wonderful alternatives to red wines during the warm weather and can stand up to many red meats. Inexpensive versions from the Veneto and Friuli regions tend to be lighter and a bit sweeter.