- light & fresh bubbly rosé
- ripe cherry & berry flavors with a pleasing long, dry finish
- 10 | 14 | $40
Producer: Col de’ Salici
Wine type: Brut Rosé
Varietal: 100% Raboso del Piave
Food Pairing: Perfect aperitif, fish courses, vegetable soups, fresh cheeses
Pronunciation guide: cole–day–sa-lee-chee, rah-bow-so del pee-aw-vey
The Grape: Raboso del Piave
A not so well known Native Grape of Italy! Raboso is an ancient grape of Italy first mentioned in literature in 1679. The Piave River flows directly through the wine production area. Some believe Raboso stems from Rabbioso, meaning angry in Italian. This could reference the aggressive tannins and very high acidity this grape can lend to wines made with it. This could be a bit confusing as to why it is popular. In the past, it was generally used a blending partner for more anemic wine elsewhere.
With modern times, comes more modern wine making techniques. Extensive deleafing and air drying are two success stories in decreasing the grape’s naturally high acid and tannins.
Recently, the Raboso Piave variety is being recognized as a red grape that has potential to make high quality and unique red wines.