Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, Sirio
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Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, Sirio - 2023

Item # 23090 750mL

Cerasuolo is a deeply colored rosé wine that is appropriate year-round. This one comes from the San Lorenzo winery located in the province of Teramo. While the vines are planted at around 300 meters asl, the vineyards are flanked on one side by the majestic Gran Sasso mountains and the Adriatic Sea making for a spectacular location for vines.

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This wonderful, darker-hued rosé is an amazing offering for snacky picnics, Mediterranean meals, or even just as a thirst quencher when the heat starts hitting full force. Cerasuolo which translates to "Cherry Red" definitely lives up to its name when you look at it, and the style is picking up traction as more Montepulciano producers are taking a broader approach to the variety and testing the realm of what is possible with the versatile grape in hand. This wine is a steal at $20 but for under $10 the best I can say is grab it while its here, it goes fast, and for good reason!

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Glossary

Abruzzi

Situated on the eastern calf of the Italian boot, Abruzzi is one of the most prolific wine-growing regions in Italy. Two-thirds mountains and one-third hills, it boasts highly favorable natural conditions for the cultivation of grapes. Abruzzi is most famous for its beautiful expressions of the red Montepulciano and the white Trebbiano, though many winemakers are now beginning to experiment with other grape varietals as well.

Montepulciano

This rugged red staple can be anything from a simply fruited, easy-drinking wine to a serious, more structured offering, complete with all the depth and earthiness that can come from old-vine fruit and ideally placed vineyards. Montepulciano d'Abruzzi is produced in the region of Abruzzi from the Montepulciano grape, and is not to be confused with Tuscany’s Sangiovese-based Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Many of the modern incarnations of Abruzzi’s favorite red wine are bigger, more structured,...

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