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Cerasuolo (Italy)

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC is a red wine from Abruzzo.

The main grape is Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Typical Flavors


Sour Cherry
Sour
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Raspberry

Red Currant
Red
Currant
Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Carnation
Carnation
Geranium
Geranium

Rose
Roses
Almond
Almond
Spices
Spices
Minerals
Minerals

Red berry flavors are typical for Cerasuolo.

Hints of Flowers and Spices.

Profile

Cerasuolo is a light red wine with light tannins, good acidity and a fruity taste:

BODYLight
TANNINSLight
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
12-14°C (54-57°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Charcuterie
Charcuterie
Pasta
Pasta
Pizza
Pizza

Spicy Asian
Spicy
Tacos
Tex-Mex
Hamburger
Burger
Fat Fish
Fat Fish

Chicken
Chicken
Lamb
Lamb
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Cerasuolo pairs well with Mediterranean Cuisine.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Tapas. Rich Fish Soup.
Pasta. Pizza. Mushroom.
Risotto (with Meat or Mushroom Sauce).
Roasted or Grilled Light Meat.
Fat Fish. Tuna. Mackerel. Swordfish.

Cheese:
Semi Soft. Semi Hard Cheeses.
Pecorino. Scamorza.

Abruzzo Specialities:
Brodetto Pescarese (Fish Soup with Dried Red Bell Peppers).
Mortadella di Campotosto (Local Salami).

If You Like Cerasuolo

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The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is perfect for a light and fruity red wine.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.

About Cerasuolo DOC

The name Cerasuolo comes from the dialect word "Cerasa" which means Cherry and it is related to both the color and the taste.

It originates from the Turkish town of Cerasunte where cherries were imported by military-politician Lucullus during the Roman Empire.

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo is a new DOC (2010) from the central Italian wine region Abruzzo.

The DOC wine is made from minimum 85% Montepulciano grapes.

Abruzzo

Abruzzo is located in central Italy. The capital is L'Aquila. The lagest city is Pescara.

The region is best known for the Montepulciano grape.

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