Get to know: Ca dei Frati, Rosa dei Frati Chiaretto
A Lombardy blend of local grape varieties. This is a delicate rosé with tantalising aromas of hawthorn flowers, green apple, white almond and wild cherry leading to a zesty and vibrant palate with summer pudding, strawberries and redcurrant fruit with a savoury complexity that is perfectly balanced with a lovely refreshing finish.
This is a treat with a plate of simply cooked shellfish with a tomato and mozzarella salad.
The Ca’ dei Frati company has been renowned since 1782, as confirmed by a document that refers to “a house with a cellar located in Lugana in the Sermion district known as the place of the Friars”. In 1939, Felice Dal Cero, son of Domenico, formerly a wine grower in Montecchia di Crosara near Verona, moved to that very house in Lugana di Sirmione, immediately realising the area’s potential for vine cultivation. After thirty years working in the vineyard and the cellar, his son Pietro took part in the creation of the DOC in 1969, bottling his first wine with the label Lugana Casa dei Frati, later named Ca’ dei Frati. In 2012, Pietro Dal Cero passed away, leaving the cultural legacy to his wife Santa Rosa and children Igino, Gian Franco and Anna Maria, who run the company with the same passion and determination.
This wine is a blend of 60% Groppello , 15% Marzemino, 15% Sangiovese, 10% Barbera.