Aprile 2010 | Wine blog
Chiaretto Spumante brut 2009. Pale rose with fine white perlage. The bouquet is delicate and vinous, with savory herbal accents, rosemary in particular, and sea salt mingled with tart acidity. On the palate it’s light, and brisk, with bitter minerality more than fruit supported by sparkle and mineral acidity that flow into a clean savory finish. Quite direct and up front, and will be nice at poolside or at a cookout, and also as an aperitif. Refreshing, and ideal for summer.
Chiaretto 2009. Rosy pink with bright slightly salmon reflections and pale rose rim. The bouquet is muted, though swishing brings up some savory notes and pleasant floral accents and hints of roses mingled with some berry fruit. On the palate it’s pleasant, with fairly direct white plum fruit supported by dusky savory minerality that flows into a slightly bitter savory finish. It’s pleasant in an approachable key, and bill be nice as an aperitif or with summer recipes.