Continuing the Rosé Celebration

Coming back to The Firm from a few days away is always a challenge. The emails have piled up, the voicemail is full, and nobody cares that you have a lot of catching up to do and simply can’t do everything at once. A few days in and I’m almost caught up. Getting away for a few days is always worth the mayhem that you inevitably return to.

Thankfully it’s warm again[1], and #RoséSeason is still in full swing. I’ve been drinking more rosé than ever, and am thoroughly enjoying it. I really can’t wait for the La Nuit En Rose yacht adventure later this month in NYC![2]

To:                  Alleged Blog Readers
From:             WineEsquire
Date:              June 4, 2015
Wine:             2014 Vitiano Rosato
IMG_6714I served this chilled with a spread of cheese, capicola and fresh figs[3]. A perfect pairing. What a great nose. Exactly what Rosé should be: light, fun and fruity. This is a bright, light blend and a beautiful shade of pink, perfect for a picturesque spring evening. I would say it’s medium bodied, not overly complex, but with a finish that pleasantly lingers. Sometimes rosés can be metallic[4], but I get none of that here[5]. You really get some fun flavors with this one; I’m getting strawberry, watermelon and citrus. An amazing value at $8.99! I wish I bought more!

Wine Dossier
Since our trip to Italy in 2013, we’ve been trying to recreate the fantastic wine experiences we had while there, but nothing in the U.S. can really compare. I did, however, find Vitiano Rosso, a nice Umbrian[6] red blend at a very attractive price point. When I saw their Rosé, I knew I had to try it. This Rosé is a blend of 30% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Aleatico[7] grapes.

Vitiano is an offshoot of the Falesco winery, founded by brothers Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella in Montefiascone, Lazio. They make a white wine as well, so I’ll keep a look out for that and let you know how it is!

Cheers to #RoséSeason!

Lawyer FootnotesIMG_6731
[1] We left Baltimore on Monday afternoon where it was a balmy 86 degrees only to arrive back home to a 45 degree rain storm!
[2] Do you have your tickets yet? I’d love to meet up!
[3] I always find them at this really jank grocery store, go figure.
[4] Especially at this price point!
[5] Even though it was fermented in stainless steel tanks.
[6] We spent several days in Umbria, the lesser-known area next to Tuscany; an idyllic region full of wine, cheese and food that makes you want to pack your bags and never come back.
[7] I’d never heard of this one before. Apparently it’s not widely grown, but you can find it in a few areas in Italy. It’s used mostly for the production of rosés and dessert wines.