Nearly a month ago, Slowine released a review of the 2014 Bocca di Rosa (read article here). If you’ve had the opportunity to enjoy the Bocca di Rosa, you know it’s not just any run of the mill rosè. With a name inspired by the popular song by Fabrizio de Andrè it was sure to be something more.
Maybe in the past you’ve heard us refer to our rosato version of Sagrantino as “the wine of the first date.” Well, like a first date, you expect a rosè to be pleasant and pretty – but forgettable. Then it hits you! The vibrant personality of Sagrantino that brings out the beautiful cherry color, the fragrance that lingers, the feeling that you’ve just been kissed by Rosa’s lips. You taste passion. That is the power of the Bocca di Rosa…or maybe it’s the above normal alcohol content for a rosè.
In the article, Pepe compared Giampaolo to the character of Rosa when he said, “Some people make wine out of boredom, some do it for a profession, Giampaolo Tabarrini, neither one nor the other, does it for passion.” There might be no better way to describe Giampaolo. Though he is always trying to pass down traditions and searching for new innovations, everything he does, he does with passion.
So whatever you do – be it a first date, winemaking, or living – do it with passion.