Wine Special: Sparkling Rose – Col De Salici – Veneto

Wine Special: Sparkling Rose - Col De Salici - Veneto
  • 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

Region: Veneto

Description: Pastel pink in color with bright orange highlights. It is crisp, lively, and fresh full of ripe cherry and berry flavors. The body is exceptionally light and satiny. Pleasing long, dry finish.


Food Pairing: 
Perfect aperitif, fish courses, vegetable soups, fresh cheeses

Pronunciation guide: cole–day–sa-lee-chee, rah-bow-so del pee-aw-vey

This wine is made from estate vineyards surrounding the town of Valdobbiadene. Why is Valdobbiadene important? This is a subzone within Veneto where the best of the best Proseccos are produced!


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.

As for this wine, the Col de Salici Brut Rosé, after the grapes are hand selected, the bunches are stripped and pressed very gently so that only free-run juices from the heart of each berry are extracted. In turn, you have a lovely sparkling rosé to be enjoyed for the hot days, and something clean and fresh to rinse your palate with our famous Calabrese fig pizza!