Gordon Ramsay Elegante Rosato

How stylish of Gordon Ramsay to pair with an Italian winemaker to create a decidedly versatile Rosato at an excellent price point. This crisp oink wine owes some of its cool charm to a twist of Tuscan Vermentino – and the satisfying finish demonstrates the plummy power of Abruzzo Sangiovese. A well assembled dish indeed. It’s a pretty pale tangerine colour to cheer your table and the presentation is simple and chic.


The importance of creative mixology in wine should never be underestimated


Winemaker Alberto Antonini has followed the best traditions of blending to assemble this wine. The importance of creative mixology in wine should never be underestimated. Abruzzo is probably best known to UK wine lovers for its Montepulciano red grape variety (not to be confused with the upmarket Vino Nobile di Montepulciano from Tuscany). This  coastal region with dramatic mountains behind is also a great place to grow a range of varietals. In the case of this wine, it features Sangiovese, generally known as the grape of Chianti – but also capable of great versatility and an excellent base for rosé wines. The use of Vermentino, grown in Tuscany, is a clever touch and echoes the fact that many good Italian wines actually include both red and white varieties. This wine would pair happily with everything from roast tomato soup to fruit desserts. 



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