Bang for the buck
The fear of sweetness is a thing. As soon as we step out of the dry-dry-dry zone the compulsory thought of “I don’t like this” spreads like wildfire, or maybe it is the thought of I SHOULDN’T like this? Or perhaps it is a reminder that once you got a hold of a cheap Riesling with way too much unbalanced sweetness and swore never again. It is time to put that past you and embrace the residual sugar, cus it can really be a bomb thing. And a great complement to food.
This slightly unusual rosé from Piemonte, Italy, has what so many rosés are missing: texture and character. And as you’ve probably already guessed it’s a natural wine, hence the label. La Lupa is wonderfully nuanced, fruity and spicy. The wine is refreshing and yet textured. It has body and a bit of oomph is what I’m hinting at. In many ways this wine is more of a very light red than a dark rosé, if that makes any sense?