On the bottom shelf of my local LCBO sits an uninviting big bottle of Italian red. Surely something crude and chunky – fine for a winter stew, but hardly suited to lighthearted summer events. Wrong! Pasqua’s wine is deceivingly light – tasting of summer berries – and exuding refreshment and gulpability. Think Rosé, which gets me to a suggestion for understanding and using this wine. Decant from the dark monster into two clear glass bottles so you can see the bright cherry colour. Lightly chill – and let the party begin.
PASQUA 15 Sangiovese, Puglia, Italy 441428 1.5L $14.30