May 23, 2007
Tasca d'Almerita 2005 Sicilia Regaleali Le Rose, about $9
If I had to settle for a single wine to pour for my backyard barbecues, it'd be a pink one. Not too light, in case it scares away those in doubt of their masculinity; not too heavy, or it won't provide refreshing relief from the heat. Something such as Tasca d'Almerita's Le Rose is perfect.
Made from a grape called nerello mascalese grown in Sicily, the wine is fragrant as a rose, with plenty enough strawberry flavor to stand up to a grilled steak.
And yet, it's light enough to drink on its own, whenever you wish you could be on a Sicilian beach.
Imported by Winebow, New York
This review first appeared in the Denver Post.