Perfect for spring and summer sipping, Ferrari-Carano introduces a brand-new wine for the Rosé lover -- our 2009 Rosato di Sangiovese from Dry Creek Valley. This 100% Sangiovese wine has light, crisp aromas of raspberry, strawberry and watermelon with spicy berry elements on the palate, finishing off with an off-dry, full roundness. Vibrant acidity and floral notes are accentuated when you serve this wine chilled.
Fruit arrived with larger yields this year, which was surprising because of low rainfall amounts during the spring and very mild weather throughout the growing season. The happy result was deliciously flavored and well-balanced Sangiovese grapes. Sangiovese is a varietal that enjoys the heat, but requires shade on intense summer days. The east-facing slope where these grapes come from has early morning sun exposure, yet relief from the afternoon sun. This protects the grape clusters from becoming over-ripe and losing their vibrant acidity.
Rhonda's Recipe and Pairing NotesSmoked Salmon Goat Cheese Quiche
Our Rosato di Sangiovese pairs well with baked, creamy cheeses, smoked salmon or trout, spicy/tart combinations, ham, curry dishes, and a variety of salads.