Villa Sandi Il Fresco Rose
Rosé from Veneto, Italy
Aromas of fresh berries and a hint of spice lead to a palate of crisp acidity and a creamy mouthfeel. This delightful sparkler is dry, fresh and zesty.
Wine Enthusiast - "A delightful rose sparkler that embodies a fresh, easy style, this opens with a forest berry aroma and presents crisp acidity and creamy foam on the finish. "
Villa Sandi Winery
Villa Sandi, an exquisite Palladian-style villa dating back to 1622, is located at the foot of the Marca Trevigiana hills, a renowned winemaking area in the heart of the Province of Treviso. The Villa represents the combination of art and agriculture, which characterized the Venetian landscape in centuries past. The Moretti Polegato family, owners of the Villa, has a longstanding viticultural tradition for producing premium quality wines. Villa Sandi refrigerates the Prosecco must upon crushing, keeping it fresh and fermenting on demand. This unique method guarantees Villa Sand Prosecco is always fresh and lively and has ensured Villa Sandi’s standing as Italy’s leading Prosecco. View all Villa Sandi Wines
About VenetoView a map of Veneto wineries (vey-NEH-toe)
Notable FactsThe wine of Soave is most common white wine made here. Occasionally you can find an exceptional Soave, but for the most part the wine is easy-drinking and refreshingly pleasant. For the reds, the most popular are Amarone and Valpolicella – both made primarily from the good structured Corvina grape. While Amarone is always made in the recioto method (drying out the grapes to intensify the flavor), Valpolicella has a few different levels. Amarone is made from very ripe grapes, which are then dried and then pressed, producing an opulent, concentrated, full-bodied wine that has a distinctive and powerful taste that stays with you. Not for the lighter fare meal, this wine is almost port-like and delicious with cheese and/or dessert. Valpolicella can also be made in the recioto method, but it's more often found in a dry style – the wine goes up in rank, from Valpolicella to Valpolicella Classico to Valpolicella Classico Superiore. And finally, the bubbly of Veneto – Prosecco. Made from the same-named grape, Prosecco is less fizzy than Champagne and occasionally has a slight sweetness. It's absolutely delicious as a value aperitif.
A little ditty about Italy...This country has about as many wines as its had governments. With 20 different regions, hundreds of DOCs and even more indigenous varieties, the amount of wine made in Italy is mind-boggling. Most of the juice, however, remains in the country for thirsty Italians. Wine is food in Italy and its rare that a meal is consumed without a glass of vino. That said, it's not common to find many folks drinking wine without food either. In turn, it's a match, and a mighty good one at that. In fact, it's safe to say that Italian wine is a foodie wine – one that goes on the table for a myraid of meals.
For regions, the most popular are Tuscany (home of Chianti), Piedmont and the Tre-Venezie, which includes Veneto, Trentino Alto-Adige and Friuli. Other communes of note are in Southern Italy, and a few good wines are made elsewhere in the country. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily are members of the Italian winemaking community as well.
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4 ratings, 4 with reviewsCatConn424 - Duryea, PA31/7/2014This was light and crisp but really didn't have much of a taste. Good for the price.Champagne Lil - Tucson, AZ511/16/2013Great sparkler at a great price. Highly recommend, especially if you're a Champagne Rose fan.Pierre D Faucher - West Chester, PA59/7/2013Light, fruity, with a hint of sweetness, and not too dry.Mobidude - Alamo, CA58/26/2013Soft, dry sparkling rosé with smoky aromas and flavors of strawberry , almonds, walnuts, and white cranberry. Medium bodied with assertive carbonation and a clean creamy finish. So juicy and refreshing, this would be an excellent choice for brunch or lunch al fresco.Related Products
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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