Because no other language is more romantic than Italian here are 7 sentiments of affection to write in that special card for an Italian inspired Valentine’s Day. Pair that with a sparkling bottle of Rosa Regali Brachetto d’Aqui or Franciacorta, a slice of Tiramisu or baci di dama cookies and a cuddle on the sofa to watch Heath Ledger in Casanova for a perfect Valentine’s Day.
Think pink as in wine selections for Valentine’s Day. Our Italian inspired choices all have one thing in common, the color pink. Four wines, four different expressions of the Italian Rosé chosen for their excellent enogastronomical versatility meaning they are a perfect food pairing whenever a white wine is “too little” and a red wine is “too much”
Here are our picks to introduce you to world of Italian Rosé Wine.
Selection 1. Ferrari Classic Method Sparkling Rosé – crisp and sharp from the foothills of the Alps not far from Lago di Garda in the Trentino region. The pale red rose colors in the glass have a bouquet of blossoming flowers, red berries and wild strawberries.
Selection 2. Banfi Rosa Regali Brachetto d’Acqui from Piedmonte- I have written about this wine on more than one occasion because I have sweet memories of drinking it. A “delicious bottle of silky rose colored bubbles”. The food wine pairings go from the sublime to the simple including this breakfast casserole that would be the perfect pairing for a Valentine’s Day breakfast.
Selection 3. A Tuscan Rosatello from Ruffino – with notes of raspberries and strawberries, the bottle label is a romantic splash of pink.
Selection 4. Serra Lori Isola dei Nuraghi from Sardinia – described as being reminiscent of unsugared strawberries and cream. This wine with notes of mint, pomegranate and licorice has many nuances.