This sparkling rosé wine is obtained from a curious blend of two red grape varieties, the international Merlot and the indigenous Incrocio Manzoni 13.0.25.
The first offers and easy drinking base for the wine, while the second is an autochthonous grape variety, a cross between the local Raboso and Black Muscat, created by the illustrious Professor Manzoni of the Oenological Institute of Conegliano in the thirties.
The Professor said: "This combination of grape varieties might look a little weird. However, it seemed to me that the raw nature of Raboso could be suitably mitigated by Black Muscat, which would transmit and maintain unaltered its fine character and produce vigorous and abundant descendants."
These grapes are well-made and they offer a rosé coloured wine by squeezing them lightly and pulling their skin off immediately.
It is an exclusive aperitif, but can also accompany very well sophisticated courses, like strawberry risotto, or cherry stew, or fresh fruit macerated in Rosé wine.
Moriago della Battaglia, near Vidor.