SommarivaItaly | Veneto | Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Superiore
Wine snobs, I’ll save you some time—this is not for you, so move along! But for those of you open to the charms of a fizzy pink pleasure bomb from Prosecco territory, read on. Cinzia Sommariva uses Raboso and Pinot Nero for this spritzy rosato with scents of frutti di bosco and wildflowers. Its raison d’être? It doesn’t need one. Just chill it down and quaff away!
Specializing in the native grape varieties of the Valle d’Itria, a small wine region hugging the Adriatic coast of Puglia, this organic family-run farm makes a rosé from the local Susumaniello grape. It’s as fun to drink as it is to say, and its vibrant pressed-berry fruit is a lovely foil to late-season tomatoes, simple seafood preparations, and vegetarian pastas. The slightly deeper color, typical of southern Italian rosato, does not make it any less refreshing.
Matthieu Baudry makes his rosé from young Cabernet Franc vines on the gravelly banks of the Vienne, capturing both youthful fruit and energizing mineral textures. He does not inoculate with cultured yeast or inhibit the naturally occurring malolactic conversion, something rare in the world of rosé. These wholesome methods translate to authentic flavors of place enveloped in a gentle creaminess, with perfectly integrated fruit, acid, stone, and spice.
With carefully farmed Gamay vines up to seventy years old on granite terroir, it’s no surprise the Dupeubles are as accomplished in pink as they are in red. Beyond its playful cherry fruit, this one has a crisp core coated in juicy flesh, with enough complexity to keep it highly satisfying well into its second year of life.
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