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Producer: Cirelli (Organic)
Region: Italy-Rinascimento Wine Co.-Northern Calif. Only
Wine: 2016 Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo is a deeply colored rosť wine made from the Montepulciano grape. Because of the dark pigmentation of the skins, even minimal skin contact with the must will result in a substantial darker rosť than is the norm.

The organically grown grapes are hand-harvested in small baskets in late September or Early October, depending on the year. The type of vintage will also decide whether the grapes are left to macerate a few hours on their skins or whether the grapes are directly pressed to produce a lighter rosť. After this time, the free-run juice is then fermented at cool temperatures until dry.

Deep red for a rosť, the wine is remarkably fruity showing pungent berry notes in the nose along with some spice and even citrus. On the palate, the wine has a somewhat saline mineral texture balanced with the forward fruit concentration. Long and persistent, this is a terrific food wine that will go with most anything you wish.

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