A table wine, available as Rosé, including sparkling; red, including New and Riserva; and white, including fizzy and Sparkling. This designation also covers Aleatico Dolce and Aleatico Liquoroso Dolce.
The white comes from Chardonnay grapes (70% minimum) and Pinot Bianco from Pinot grapes (85%). The Aleatico is made of at least 85% Aleatico grapes.
The white has a pale straw yellow colour, a mild flavour with fruity notes, the taste is dry and sweet; all varieties of red and Rosé stand out for their ruby red, slightly brick red, colour, and ruby pink, respectively; the flavour is winy, pleasant, while the taste is dry and full-bodied. Finally, the Pinot Bianco has a nice pale straw yellow colour, a distinctive, pleasantly fruity flavour and a dry, velvety, distinctive taste.
Matches - How to consume it:
The white wine matches pasta and rice dishes, vegetables and fish, served in large glasses at a temperature of 10-12°C. The red goes well with elaborate dishes and red meat. The rosé instead should be preferably matched with spicy salami and cold pork meats, pasta dishes with plain sauces, roasted and stewed pork and lamb, veal and vegetable stews, rustic omelettes, fresh goat’s cheese. The sweet wines and the Pinot Bianco are good with desserts or traditional cakes.
How to recognize it:
As well as mentioning the Registered Designation of Origin, the label must include all the information laid down by the law: native region; designation, in which the cultivar from which the wine comes is matched to the geographical area in which it is grown; nominal volume of the wine; bottler’s name or corporate name and address; bottler’s number and code; country; batch number; ecological information.
When to find it:
All year round
The red should be served at a temperature of 18°C. The Rosé is best tasted at a temperature of 12-14°C.
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