2016 Globerati Wines of the World Vino d’Italia Rosé
When human goes to Whole Foods and comes back with a rosé, I roll with it. Candied strawberries and a whiff of peach gummies on the nose. Much the same on the palate. Not a whole lot of anything going on here except the low price.
So I tried something a little different with this dry Provençal white. I tried it over the course of a few days. Day 1 - the nose was a bit closed but you get hints of white peach, honeydew, grapefruit, raw almonds and macadamia nuts. Gentles peaches on the palate with honeysuckle, white flowers, Okinawa sea salt, melon, white tea, and a hint of anise on the finish. Day 3 - the nose was much more expressive with more pronounced white peach, melon, grapefruit, nuts, lemon curd, and green herbs. The lemon curd gives way to pineapple, melon, donut peach, and almond powder on the palate - more expressive but still rather gentle. I’d have this with seafood, like with a nice bouillabaisse.
Ain’t no party like a Tito’s party! Especially with this awesome cocktail - Tito’s Garden Party!
1.5 oz Tito’s Vodka
1 oz lemon juice
¾ oz simple syrup
Combine vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup in a glass, fill with ice, top with club soda. Garnish with lemon, rosemary, and/or thyme. KNOCK IT BACK. Just remember - everything’s bigger in Texas, including the cocktails. Cheers!