Wine of the Week: Frescobaldi Alie 2016, The Perfect Rose Wine for Mother’s Day
Dwight Casimere | 5/12/2017, midnight
Frescobaldi Alie 2016 ($18.99) is the perfect wine for Mother's Day Brunch. She, and the rest of your family and guests will absolutely love it. First of all the look is very appealing, coming in an elegantly shaped bottle with a luminous panel pink color that reminds one of coral pearls. It is a wine that has style, not only in appearance, but it its taste as well. Any IGT from Tuscany, it is a different kind of blend of Syrah and Vermentino, grape varieties that benefit greatly from being grown close to the sea, where the wine derives its scents of wildflowers, wild strawberries and a hint of lemon zest with just a wisp of the mineral-laced sea breeze. Served well chilled, it’s the perfect way to start the meal. Then segue into an appetizer of chilled shrimp cocktail and some freshly sucked oysters. Get exotic with some Langoustine or fresh lobster tail poached in some of the wine with a side of drawn butter. Omelet, quiche with a side of fresh asparagus or arugula salad would also go great. One of my favorites is the Caprisi salad, which is a composed salad of thick slices of tomato, mozzarella and fresh Basil leaves. Save a bit to have with the Tiramisu at the end of the meal. Ale carries right on through to the dessert with flair.