Drinking Tonight: Masciarelli Rosato

It’s a hot, sticky day, and I’ve been helping my friend Maria Walusis of Nibbles Culinary Entertainment prep for a big catered event tomorrow.  Time for a bacon-wrapped tenderloin, with some of Maria’s mushroom demiglace sauce, and a bottle of rosé.  This is a 2010 Collino Teatino (Italy); it runs about $13 retail in Ohio. )

Color: dark pink with a coppery tinge at the edge.

Aroma: cherry (almost kirsch) with some spice and berry fruit.

Taste: tart and lively, with berry fruit and some earthy notes. The finish has a hint of white truffles and white pepper.

A good bottle and very dependable year to year.  I like Masciarelli’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, too.


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