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Go-To-Wine Tuesday: Guado al Tasso 2014 Scalabrone

Posted on | July 7, 2015 | Written by Emery Long | No Comments

scalabrone-okIt’s Tuesday, and I want to pick a nice bottle to share with friends. What wine am I going to drink? I need something crisp, simple, and on-point with the summer season. I want refreshing but balanced glass of wine that can hold up to any course, that will cost less than my dinner bill, but gives my guests an “oh my god, you’re a genius” reaction to my pairing.

Antinori’s Guado al Tasso Estate, situated 80 miles southwest of Florence at the base of the foothills overlooking the Mediterranean, delivers vintage after vintage with an always stunning Super-Tuscan style rosato, Scalabrone. Forty percent Cabernet Sauvignon, with the rest split between Merlot and Syrah, the ‘14 Scalabrone’s flavors of raspberry and Bing cherry are delicate and subtle, yet they reward the palate by persisting through the finish. Antinori blends this wine’s grapes to create a lighter style that focuses on seamlessly melding the wine’s notes of succulent red fruit, crushed wildflowers, spice and fresh-cut herbs.

Food friendly, delicious and just $25, Guado al Tasso 2014 Scalabrone is available at IWM Aspen, but if you live outside of the Aspen area and want another rosé, our website has many to choose from. However, this Tuesday, I’m excited to be pouring the iconic Scalabrone, the perfect rosato for the grotto.


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