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This Italian Rosé Wine Pairs with Summertime! Molino a Vento Rosato 2013

Hey Nashville, what are you drinking this summer?

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I’m obsessed with rosés this summer, so this wine recommendation came easily. Rosés are no longer one-dimensional, sweet and forgettable.

Molino a Vento Rosé 2013 is a fresh, uncomplicated rosato from Sicily made from 100% Nero d’Avola, the black grape of Sicily. It’s light rose/pink color is clean and bursting with red and black fruit flavors of juicy cherries and raspberries. This invigorating wine pairs with a variety of foods especially those from the grill such as chicken,tuna or salmon along with fresh, crisp fruit or vegetable-based salads.

Rosés are especially food friendly. They have the acidity of crisp white wines yet the fruitiness of red wines with red and dark berry flavors and aromas.

Having the opportunity this summer to taste examples that are soft, balanced and elegant, I recommend stocking up and sipping before the summer comes to an end!

You can find this mouth-watering Sicilian rosé at Grand Cru Wine and Spirits for around $10. Serve chilled!

Molino a Vento Rosato 2013 is imported by my friends at 100% Italiano Wines.







08 2014

Lisa’s Weekly Wine Pick: Dominio De Tharsys Cava Brut Natural Sparkling Wine from Spain

Hey Nashville, What are YOU drinking?

 Add sparkle to your summer with Dominio De Tharsys Cava from Spain!


Dominio De Tharsys pairs perfectly with the summer! 

Good news! Cava (Spanish Sparkling Wines) can rival sparkling wines from France in complex flavors and aromas yet be enjoyed at a much lower price!

Can you imagine a summer without sparkling wine? I can’t! Once the cork is popped on this delightful Cava, the golden bubbles climb up the flute to escape and release complex aromas of floral white flowers, tangerine, lemons and shortbread. Once you have  taken a sip, the dry, clean and crisp acidity wakes up your mouth and palate. The luscious creamy finish is due to the classic method champenoise or “fermentation in the bottle.” Grapes native to Spain are used in the production of Cava as well a chardonnay for additional flavor and structure.

About Dominio Pago de Tharsys Cava from Pago De Tharsys in Spain:

*Apellation: D.O. Cava Utiel-Requena Region, Spain

*Spanish Sparkling white wine

*Brut Naturale: or bone dry wine i.e. very little to no residual sugar

*Best Cava of Spain in 2005” (Enoforum)

*Grape variety: 80% Macabeo and 20% Chardonnay

*Serve chilled at 45-48 degrees in a flute glass

*Pairings: Dominio De Tharsys is a great way to begin any and all gatherings and celebrations and pair well with fresh salads, pasta dishes with seafood, Japanese food such as sushi, salmon, ham, fried chicken and all types of tapas!

*Price: around $12.99

*Availability in Nashville: Currently Grand Cru Wines and Spirits and will soon add more locations!

Distributed by my hard-working friends at 100 Percent Italiano 100 Percent Fine Wines! in Nashville, TN