Sacchetto Fili Spumante Sparkling Rosé of Pinot Noir, Veneto, Italy
Hailing from the picturesque hills of the Veneto region, this is yet another wonderful creation from Fili Prosecco owner Cantine Sacchetto. The wine reflects Filiberto’s open spirit and friendly nature. Always an innovator, Filiberto has long searched for innovative ways to present Prosecco, which is why he chose the distinctive “bowling pin” bottle shape to represent the energy and excitement native to this wine and the greater Prosecco region.
This wonderful Rosato has a gentle rosy hue acquired from the skin of prime Pinot Nero Rosato I.G.T. Veneto. It is elegant, fragrant with wild-berry scents, and full of fine bubbles. The perfect addition to any party, or a dinner at home, it is pleasantly fizzy, lively, and easily drinkable.
It perfectly accompanies light salami hors d’oeuvres, soup, white meat and vegetable pies.
We are a family, we have been winemakers for almost 100 years and we’re doing this with the same passion of the 20s. We are a company. This means attention, passion, and great flexibility.
We are Filiberto, Beatrice, and Paolo Sacchetto, who are constantly investing in the productive process, in new machinery and technology, that know the land and its grape and export most of the production, with esteemed and awarded style and brand awareness. We are not just three, but those who work with us share our spirit and wish of producing wines as a land and traditional expression with each tasting confirming this.
Mixing the prestigious wine tradition with today’s taste means using their own experience in an innovative way. Our experience leads us to express always in a different way the warmth and unicity of our native land. For this reason, the wine-making and refining process is thought to create wines that really speak the universal language of the palate. Wines with a clear personality, to be siped with an open soul, for an ideal tasting.
This is the result of the cooperation with a tight-knit team and involves the Sacchetto family and the oenologists, that follow analysis, research, and development, balancing everyday precision and creativity.
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Hi everyone and thank you for tuning in to another episode of Jaybird the Labrat. This time, we join Jaybird, as he along with his parents who are visiting Florida from Virginia, sample his first ever Rosé. Due to varying health issues in the last few years his parents have not sampled much wine but are not new to the game as they have enjoyed visiting the increasing number of Northern Virginia wineries, sampling many delicious juices. The first samples were consumed about a half hour after the bottle was removed from the refrigerator. It was probably still too cold for the flavors to open up but there were definite aromas of nice sweet fruit.
Mom wasn’t a fan up front because it’s too dry for her and the bubbles wouldn’t end. She couldn’t get an appropriate flavor because all she could get were bubbles on the back of her tongue. Dad thought it was a little too tart for him. Jaybird also did not like the sparkles though he did like the fact that it was dry and there was a nice, clean finish. 15 minutes into the glass, Mom did comment that it does get better the more she drinks. Lol, doesn’t it always. Mom and Dad didn’t really enjoy their glasses as there were too many bubbles for them and towards the end as the glass warmed and opened a bit, there was a flavor that they couldn’t place but they didn’t appreciate. In their experience, they prefer reds. Perhaps because they had consumed pot roast with potatoes and carrots before the tasting, the pairing was off.
The bottle was capped and rested in the refrigerator until this evening when Jaybird noticed that it was for sale on our very own casemates.com. He quickly poured a glass and stepped outside where it is very warm and humid so that the pinkish colored juice could have the opportunity to open up a bit before finishing this episode. It is observed that the bubbles are all but gone at this point and it really is a better tasting glass on the second pouring. “Kind of tastes like strawberries,” Jaybird comments to himself as everyone else is sleeping. He thinks aloud, “this glass is much better then before, maybe because he’s outside in the heat and it is a little refreshing, and he muses this is probably a decent bottle for those who like sparkling rosés, however it isn’t good enough to cause him to dive headfirst into them.”
Jaybird would like to thank the kind folks at wine country connect for allowing him the opportunity once again to be a rat. Hopefully this review is not too vague and will be helpful to someone.
A couple of closing thoughts he had… The bottle was received Wednesday and opened Thursday after what was probably not the best pairing meal because he had no idea when the sale would go live. Unfortunately, as in many times in the past, no email was sent and no information was given prior to receiving the bottle so he had no way of knowing what day this would go live. He is grateful to have received this rosé because as was said previously, he had never tried it before.
Edit:. It really is much better this evening. Perhaps inexperience is a key factor here.
My bottle of this sparkling rosé arrived Thursday, and I decided to save it for a Sunday afternoon gathering with some friends. The first thing that anyone notices is the shape of the bottle, which makes it stand out at a party. After a few hours in the sun (the humans, not the wine – the wine was chilling in the fridge) we were ready for dinner and some wine!
When pouring the first round we noticed that the head was light and went away after 5 seconds or so. It didn’t foam up and threaten to spill over the side of the glass. It had a light nose that reminded me of a pinot grigio.
Perhaps it’s dumb to say, but after the first sip I wrote down that it tastes like a carbonated rosé! This was a good thing for one of the tasters who generally does not like Champagne but enjoyed this. The first taste had some sweetness, but it was on the drier side. It was hard to pin down specific flavors. I feel like I always struggle with rosés in this manner, probably because I don’t drink them nearly as often as I should, given that I always seem to enjoy them when I have them.
We had a few different sausages (beef, pork, and lamb), and the wine went well with these. One sausage had a bit of heat, which made the sweetness in the wine disappear (in a good way). The bottle was gone a lot sooner than we thought it would be! While it was difficult for us to pin down and specific flavors to write about, the one comment we had was that it pairs well with summer. I wouldn’t hesitate to bring this to an event or pop open a bottle with some appetizers. I wish I saved a sip to try with fruit or dessert to see how it would hold up…next time!