The perfect thank you gift for your Hamptons house host, these two bottles of Italian sparkling wine and a fun and flirty cherry wine are a surprising twist on the original. Beverage Director of New York hotspot Upper East Side restaurant Crown, Jordan Salcito, will be mixing these wines all summer long at happy hour. Pour a flute of the Passerina Brut, and top it with a splash of the Vino di Visciole (it’s made from an ancient variety of wild cherry that has a dark red color and sour flavor) and you’ll have an Italian version of the Kir Royale… we call it the Kir Italiana!
Nose, palate and pairing: The Passerina Brut is vivacious and lovely with soft notes of citrus and crusty bread. Sip it poolside with or greet guests with a flute as they arrive at your cookout. The Vino di Visciole is remarkably smooth and engaging. It’s got great body, acidity and balance and suggests blueberries and ripe cherries. We love it because it’s an intriguing wine that’ll quietly excite a second, or even a third pour.
In this collection:
Two bottles of Velenosi Passerina Brut
One bottle of Velenosi Vino di Visciole
Brand: Gilt Wine
Origin: United States