Cleto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rosé
Rosé Vino Spumante Brut
I readily admit I am a sucker for a pretty wine label. The Cleto Chiarli with its fancy label and frilly script pulled me right in. Pretty pink in the glass. This sparkling is a wonderful value and a very enjoyable rosé for summer sippin’. I picked up this bottle at Barrel Chest in Roanoke, Virginia. http://www.barrelchestwineandbeer.com/
Blend of Grasparossa and Pinot Nero grapes. Raspberry and Strawberry notes are no surprise in this wine. The real surprise is the smooth finish…no acidic bite or tannins at the end of the sip…just a touch of refreshing lingering lemon at the very end.
After I purchased this bottle, chilled it and was sipping on it, I opened the Sunday, June 18, 2016 issue of the Wall Street Journal (thank you to my bubbly friend who always saves WSJ wine articles for me!) and found the article 20 Splendid Summer Wines – All Under $20. The very wine I was sipping was recommended in this article: The Emilia-Romagna region of Italy is as famous for Lambrusco as it is for cheese, though its Parmigiano-Reggiano may get more respect – or at least recognition – and that’s a shame. A dry, frothy red like this is compulsively drinkable and great with food. Serve well-chilled.
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