Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, Sirio
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Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo, Sirio - 2022

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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Not to be confused with Cerasuolo di Vittoria which is from Sicily, this is dark hued rosé from Abruzzi, the home of Montepulciano on the Adriatic side of the Italian peninsula. Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo is the newest DOC wine from central Italy. Cerasuolo is the Italian word for cherry, which describes both the dark hue and the prominent notes of red cherry on the palate. So while this rosé has nice fruit it is not sweet and is a nice pairing for soft cheese and holiday get togethers.

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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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