Barone di Valforte Cerasuolo (750ml)
Lamb KebabCharcuterieSeafood Pasta Dishes
The vineyards of Tenute Barone di Valforte have belonged to the Sorrrichio family since the 14th century; today, their estate encompasses 300 ha- 52 of which are dedicated to vineyards, in the Abruzzo region. Their focus has been cultivating grapes indigenous to the region- Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Trebbiano, Pecorino, and Passerina. With this, the winery has also made sustainable practices a focal point, implementing processes in accordance with what they refer to as an ‘organic agricultural system.’
Barone di Valforte is currently managed by brothers Francesco, Guido, and Guido’s daughter Annamaria. Nestled in between Gran Sasso and the Mariella mountains, these three have taken it upon themselves to keep up the rich tradition of their land and family’s heritage.
In the glass, a light ruby-red color with purple highlights. On the nose, a bouquet with notes of strawberry and cherry; these aromas carry through to the palate with an added zip of fresh acidity. This Rosato would pair perfectly with a number of charcuterie spreads, seafood pasta dishes, or even some lamb kebab!
Made from 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, the grapes come from Piomba and Colle Sale. The appellation- Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOC, is for Montepulciano rosato wines. Grapes are grown at 150-350 m above sea level with harvest occuring during the last ten days of September into the beginning of October.