It Is Called Chiaretto
Chiaretto is a dry and crisp rosé wine made from red wine grapes using white winemaking practices. By limiting the juice’s exposure to the grapes’ skins, where the pigment is found, the color of Chiaretto stays pale.
Hence the name "Chiaretto", which derives from the Italian term “chiaro”, meaning “light” or “pale”.
Corvina is the primary red grape used for Chiaretto. Corvina is also the main grape in some important Italian red wines, such as Amarone, Valpolicella and Bardolino..
In The Glass
Chiaretto’s color is a very pale pink. Chiaretto displays the primary aromas of the Corvina grape. Its fragrances range from flowers to herbaceous tones; from citrus fruits to apricots and wild berries; all accompanied by hints of spice, like cinnamon, cloves or vanilla. On the palate, Chiaretto offers youthful, mouth-watering freshness.
At The Table
Chiaretto is perfect as an aperitif, while chatting with friends. It’s perfect for informal lunches or barbecues as well as for elegant dinners. Chiaretto pairs wonderfully with appetizers and finger food. It also goes perfectly with Italian pasta or rice dishes, ravioli and pizza. Chiaretto is excellent with salt water and freshwater fish that is grilled, baked, cooked in salt, boiled or even raw. It’s a fantastic wine for Asian food (even the most spicy) and is superb with sushi.