Basic info: Varvaglione 12 e mezzo Rosato del Salento – Puglia, Italy, no vintage
Price estimate:$13 (local wine store)
Look: Pale orange, almost apricot in color. very few legs.
Smell: Peach, apricot and white grape.
Taste: There is a bit of effervesce on the first taste, very light and clean. White peach and apricot flavors. Bob got a definite strawberry and some light minerality.
Conclusions: This is a great back porch wine. It is light, refreshing and a little different than some pink wines. It has just a little bit of bubbles, but it isn’t a sparkling wine. Perfect for summer.
Other notes: We tried this one at one of our local wine store’s Friday night wine tastings and both Bob and I thought it was great. It has a unique color and it drinks like a very light alcohol wine. We had glass with dinner, then another glass on the back patio a few hours later. It was the perfect wine for sipping.
From the bottle: “Elegant, pleasant and slightly sparkling. On the nose fresh fruit meets harmoniously white flower scents while on the palate it shows up with liveliness. ” 12.5% alcohol by volume.