Muri-Gries Lagrein Rosato paired with tomato frittata

September 16, 2011

Muri-Gries Lagrein Rosato 2010

A stunning 11th century fortress turned into a Benedictine monastery, Muri-Gries is not your typical winery. The fairly large estate, located in Süd Tyrol, in northwestern Italy, is not just a winery, it’s also an orchard and a working farm.

Since 1947, the monastery has been producing DOC wines – to this day, the vineyards have been meticulously taken care of by the monks of the Order. Of the nearly 75 planted acres, a large portion of these vines feature Lagrein grapes, a local red variety that produces deep and complex wines.

Including Muri-Gries’ delightful Lagrein Rosato, which I’m spotlighting today.

Muri-Gries Rosato in a glass

Muri-Gries – Lagrein Rosato 2010
Producer: Muri-Gries

Region: Alto Adige DOC

Grapes: 100% Lagrein

Alc: 13%

Price: $14
Serving: Lightly chilled
Drink: Now and up to the next two years

The first thing you notice about the Muri-Gries Lagrein Rosato is its color. Candy-pink with a hint of orange highlights, the wine is playful and enticing.

On the nose, the bright cherry aroma makes an immediate impression. The wine is fruity, fresh, youthful. But at first sip, it’s the bright acidity that makes its mark. The gums tingle and the taste buds open to meet the delicious red cherry, strawberry, red apple skin and subtle herbal flavors that follow.

Despite its crispness, this rosé is round and pleasant in the mouth and has delicate mineral notes, too. All of which makes it a beautiful companion to this tomato frittata with fresh herbs.

The fruitiness of the wine is perfect with the tomatoes, while the herbal notes complement the fresh herbs in the frittata. And its mouthwatering acidity is at home with both the richness of the eggs and the slightly tart tomatoes.

The Muri-Gries Lagrein Rosato is an incredible value to boot – a wine that you can sip with abandon.

Recipe: Tomato Frittata with Fresh Herbs

Tomato frittata with fresh herbs

Here’s another tantalizing tomato and rosé wine pairing: Tomato salad and rosé wine: A match made in heaven.

© 2011 Viviane Bauquet Farre Food & Style NY LLC

Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.

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Prerna@IndianSimmer September 16, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Oh boy, this is what I call good stuff! and that 2nd shot of tilted glass(?) is too good.

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Viviane September 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Thank you so much Prerna! You just made my day…

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Cucina49 September 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I love rosato–it is perfect for summer! Beautiful photos.

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Viviane September 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Cucina49! Thank you so much… This rosato is so good, that I’ll be drinking it all year long!

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Sandra September 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm

You, my dear are amazing.

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Jennifer Eloff September 17, 2011 at 12:02 am

Interesting post! :) Enjoyed it.

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Lori Lynn September 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm

We {heart} pink wine. Summer is not over by any means here in SoCal, I’m searching out this Rosato. Great pairing with tomato frittata Viviane!
LL

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Viviane September 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Lori Lynn! I am thrilled to hear you “{heart}” pink wine! (love the way you put it!)… Let me know if you find it in SoCa and especially let me know how you liked it! As always, thank you so much for stopping by.

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