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2016 Rosato Spumante Extra Dry “Il Rosa”

Sommariva

2016 Rosato Spumante Extra Dry “Il Rosa” Sommariva - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

The first gourmand to eat an oyster or an artichoke must have been truly brave, but imagine the delight of discovering the deliciousness of a wine with effervescence. I often hear of some folks’ trepidation about needing an “occasion” to serve a sparkling wine, but my feeling is that we owe it to those adventurous souls who paved the way for us, especially with a joyous Rosato like this one. With delicate bubbles skipping across the surface, fresh aromas of strawberries and golden raspberries bursting forth, and a lively sweet-tart finish, we must have no qualms about celebrating the existence of the sparkle itself! —Jennifer Oakes

$14.95
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 90% Raboso, 10% Pinot Noir
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Producer: Sommariva
Winemaker: Caterino & Cinzia Sommariva
Vineyard: 5-15 years
Soil: Mineral-rich and rocky clay
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 11.5%

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About Veneto

Italy’s most prolific wine region by volume, the Veneto is the source of some of the country’s most notorious plonk: you’ll find oceans of insipid Pinot Grigo, thin Bardolino, and, of course, the ubiquitous Prosecco. And yet, the Veneto produces the highest proportion of DOC wine of any Italian region: home to prestigious appellations like Valpolicella, Amarone, and Soave, it is capable of excelling in all three colors, with equally great potential in the bubbly and dessert departments.

With almost 200,000 acres planted, the Veneto has a wealth of terroirs split between the Po Valley and the foothills of the Alps. While the rich soils of the flatlands are conducive to mechanization, high yields, and mass production of bulk wine, the areas to the north offer a fresher climate and a diversity of poor soil types, ideal for food-friendly wines that show a sense of place. Whether it’s a charming Prosecco Superiore from the Glera grape, a stony Soave or Gambellara from Garganega, or a Corvina-based red in any style, the Veneto’s indigenous grape varieties show real character when worked via traditional production methods.

Since his first visit in 1979, Kermit has regularly returned to the Veneto to enjoy its richness of fine wines and local cuisine. Our collaboration with Corte Gardoni, our longest-running Italian import, is a testament to this. The proximity of beautiful cities like Verona and Venice, with their deep culinary heritage, certainly doesn’t hurt, either.

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