A one of a kind, Amarone style rosé – inspiring the name of this flavourful wine. On the nose, the Amarosé holds aromas of ripe, wild strawberry, rhubarb, pomegranate and melon, with subtle notes of pastry and citrus in the background. The palate has elegant flavours of summer strawberries, red cherry and lemon zest with excellent balance between fresh fruit acidity, and a creamy texture.
Varietals: Pinot Noir 76%, Chardonnay 24%
Styles: 5% Appassimento
750ml Bottle & 13.4% alc./vol
The 2018 vintage benefited from a very hot summer, leading to ripe fruit with complex flavours. A portion of the Chardonnay harvest was set aside to dry in the appassimento method which lends to the wines creamy texture.
With fermentation and aging taking place in stainless steel, the Amarosé also retains its fresh fruit aromas and flavours.
Delightful on its own on the patio, or as a welcoming beverage for guests. This wine pairs perfectly with baked brie appetizers, fresh watermelon and feta salad, prosciutto wrapped melon, grilled sea bass, seared scallops, cedar plank salmon, turkey burgers and thin crust pizzas.
90 Points from Tony Aspler, tonyaspler.com