Full Review

Stella Rosa

Stella Rosa
NV L’Originale Rosso Semi-Sweet Wine, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: 4.95%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
Best Buy

Stella Rosa
NV L’Originale Rosso Semi-Sweet Wine, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Piedmont Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 5.5% RS: 4.95%
Brick red color. Aromas and flavors of medicinal red cherry and lemon grass, green herbs, and strawberry vinegar with a round, crisp, petillant, fruity medium body and a medium finish revealing notes of cherry and orange marmalade, cantaloupe, black plums and blackberry, and watermelon. A fun picnic wine and a good change up from Lambrusco.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: medicinal red cherry and lemon grass, green herbs, and strawberry vinegar
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cherry and orange marmalade, cantaloupe, black plums and blackberry, and watermelon
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun picnic wine and a good change up from Lambrusco.

The Producer or Importer

Riboli Family Wines

The Producer or  Importer
737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
USA
1 323-2238832

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Piedmont Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other, lesser-known reds from Piedmont include such Nebbiolo-based wines as Gattinara and Ghemme as well as wines from other varieties such as Ruché and Grignolino.

Gattinara and Ghemme are produced in northern Piedmont, known as Alto Piemonte. These are rich wines with great complexity and very good acidity. Though not as powerful as Barolo, the wines often age quite as well, as long as twenty to thirty years, due to both the amount of tannins as well as the acidity levels.

Ruché is medium-bodied and has light tannins and good acidity. The wine has a spicy, pink peppercorn and red spicy quality to it, making it a fine pairing with foods from salumi to grilled poultry. Grignolino is very light in color (almost rose-like) with strawberry and tart cherry flavors and very good acidity. It is means for early consumption with salumi and lighter pastas.