Thursday, April 25, 2013

Serendipity-Ros'Aura Irpinia Rosato DOC 2012 - Feudi di San Gregorio

Wikipedia: Serendipity means  a "happy accident" or "pleasant surprise"; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful without looking for it.

Monday April 15.  I was  in Sorbo Serpico (Av) thanks to an invitation by Marenna's man in charge, Chef Paolo Barrale.  He had invited me to attend  CHIC's jam session, and after a few hours of snapping photos and tasting a few dishes, the sommelier/wine blogger in me could not pass up the opportunity to taste a couple of wines.  Specifically the latest rosato from Feudi di San Gregorio.  At the bar, Marenna's, Maitre D', Angelo Nudo ,  handed me a glass (and the bottle :-) ) and I headed out to the terrace.  The afternoon sun with that  spectacular Irpinia panorama was the perfect place to taste Ros'Aura Aglianico Irpinia Rosato DOC 2012.  A dark coppery/intense rose color  reflected nicely in the early afternoon sun.  Nose?  Light fresh fruit.  And though I like my rose' wines  a little older, I couldn't help but take note of the rich but leggera/light.   A glass of wine that would, in my opinion, pair perfectly with the prosciutto crudo or capocollo(pork neck salami) I tried earlier.  Or maybe....maybe one of the dishes prepared earlier by the CHIC chefs?  Hmmmm....

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