Available for as low as $8.99. Sample submitted for review. Imported by Palm Bay International.
From the bottle:
“Northern Italy provides a spectacular backdrop for Roscato, a violet-hued red with aromatic notes of cherry, blackberry and red raspberry. A touch of sweetness and bright acidity underlies the appeal of this charming wine. The traditional winemaking style for this fruit-forward red complements regional “heart and soul” cuisine such as bruschetta, calamari, pasta in red and cream sauces, breaded cutlets and spicier fare. Enjoy chilled.
Here at The Reverse Wine Snob we appreciate a good sparkling or semi-sparkling wine; however we haven’t covered many reds. Today we’ve got a real nice find for you that will match up with lots of different foods, whether they be Italian dishes, spicy fare, or better yet — spicy Italian.
The 2011 Roscato Rosso Dolce begins with a pleasant fresh and fruity berry aroma. The wine tastes refreshing and easy to drink and is loaded with mixed berry flavors. While it is fairly sweet the effervescence and the acidity help keep it from getting out of hand. This would make a great option for white wine drinkers just starting out with reds and as we mentioned it also very food flexible. It ends with good length and sweet berry notes that linger for a long time. At its best served slightly chilled.
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