Santa Margherita Stilrose
Country: Italy, Lake Garda
Tasting Notes: Part of the wine is vinified as a traditional rosé, with soft pressing of the grapes, while the rest undergoes a light maceration on the skins for 10- 12 hours (with raising of the cap).
Its delicate pink color leads you in to floral fragrances of dog rose and fruity notes of orange and fraises des bois, along with hints of lychee and ginger, in a scent profile that is at once elegant and complex. These persuasive aromas are then echoed on the palate in a fresh, succulent flavor, made vibrant by a tanginess that gives added dynamism to its almost crunchy nuances of wild berries and sweet spices.
Varietal: Blended Groppello (predominantly), Barbera, Sangiovese and Marzemino
Pairing: Excellent as an aperitif, it also goes well with many traditional Italian hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, based on cold cuts or fish. Its color makes it an ideal accompaniment for recipes with pink ingredients, such as shrimps or salmon, and it is delicious with many of the spicy dishes of oriental cuisine.