Okay, so you think my Chambolle-Musigny here comparison is far-fetched?
Just read the vinous reviews for this and for Roumier’s 1999 Chambolle “Amoureuses” – since both wines got the same score and sound rather similar in style:
The 2022 Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo seduces with its perfumed blend of crushed cherries and strawberries, complemented by rhubarb, violets and sweet smoke. It's racy and sleek, built on energy, with a mineral core that grips the palate. A cascade of wild berries is excited by tantalizing acidity. This finishes dramatically long, lightly structured and full of zesty tension as salty nuances combine with tart red fruits and hints of sour citrus. The 2022 takes Cerasuolo to a whole new level. This is more a red than a Rosé, and with a bouquet to match.
And the Roumier:
There are ebullient raspberry, strawberry, leather and sous bois scents that burst from the glass. The palate is more complex than the 1999 Bonnes Mares tasted alongside, the tannins suppler, a fine bead of acidity and it comes packed full of tobacco-tinged red fruit.
So what’s the real difference here?
How about $6475?!
That’s the difference between the lowest US price for the Roumier and our price for this.
Of course, if red Burgundy doesn’t do it for you, you can always fall back on the fact this outscored every single one of the nine vintages of Valentini Cerasuolo Vinous has reviewed (the least expensive selling for $200)…as well as every other Italian rosé ever and every single rosé from anywhere this year.
Again, only 3 cases here now – but the Cerasuolo calvary (all 15 cases of it) is on the way!