The Cerasuolo is an extraordinary wine. It has the lightness of a rosé but the structure and depth of a red wine. An up and coming twist on ‘Rosé all Day’!

Most people think of rosé as the perfect warm weather sipper, but Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo has the heft to transcend seasons. If you’re looking for a rosé to take you through the cooler months, look no further than these Italian wines. Made exclusively from the Montepulciano grape, this iconic pink pour hails from the bucolic Abruzzo region of Italy, nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. 

Their deep-cherry hue sets these wines apart from other rosés of the world, and often borders the light-red-wine spectrum. This richness of color is a result of the pigment-heavy skins of Montepulciano, which only need, at the most, a few hours of skin contact to release the desired color and tannin extraction. The resulting wines are rife with juicy flavors of cherry and cranberry which compliment herbal and earthy nuances, all framed by bright acidity and a gentle grip of tannins. 

While many are fermented or aged in stainless steel to yield early-drinking results, some spend time in used oak, concrete or amphora to develop more texture, and—in some cases—aid in the longevity of the wines. Taste this fascinating wine for yourself by shopping our two Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo right now! 

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