SOMM TASTING NOTES: Sabra Lewis Tastes Borgaio Rosato di Toscana

Today on Somm Tasting Notes, Sabra Lewis is back with another Italian wine tasting. This week, she is tasting a delicious and crisp Rosato di Toscana, better known as rosé from Tuscany.

Tuscany is one of the first regions we think of when talking about Italian wine: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, and Super Tuscan wines are all produced there. But Tuscans can have fun too, and that’s where the Castello di Meleto Borgaio Rosé comes in. This wine brings all the summer-y goodness you expect from a traditional Provencal Rosé, but it’s made distinct by its use of the Sangiovese grape. Instead of light strawberry notes, you’re more likely to find the bright acidity that Sangiovese is known for, without the tannins that are prominent from Sangiovese reds. Sabra finds notes of cherry, strawberry, and lemon thyme, but the overwhelming flavor is citrus. Lemon peel, orange rind and orange pith all play a key part in the refreshingly crisp flavor profile of this dry Tuscan rosé. And for pairing? Think of lighter proteins like fish or chicken, where the wine can deliver a bright punch of acidity to cleanse your palate.

Thanks to Sabra for giving us her Somm Tasting Notes! If you want to taste the citrus-y goodness of the Castello di Meleto Borgaio Rosé for yourself, head to Golden Ram Imports’ Where to Buy page to find your nearest retail location. And if you liked this video and love food and wine, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Instagram. Thanks for watching!