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Santa Venere

Santa Venere
2015 "Scassabarile" Rosato, Marsigliana Nera, Calabria

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Regional Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$21.99

Santa Venere
2015 "Scassabarile" Rosato, Marsigliana Nera, Calabria

Pair this wine with:
Fish Pork Turkey

Category: Regional Rose

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Dusty sunburst amber color. Aromas and flavors of lime blossoms, lime zest and canvas, key lime custard, and minerality and bark with a tangy, dry full body and a short finish with barky, cottony tannins and light oak flavor. Really liked the citric component in this wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lime blossoms, lime zest and canvas, key lime custard, and minerality and bark
Taste Flavor: lime blossoms, lime zest and canvas, key lime custard, and minerality and bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Turkey, Grilled Salmon
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Really liked the citric component in this wine.

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.