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Pink prosecco - Raboso Rosato Frizzante

We have been getting some very positive reactions to our 'pink Prosecco', which is made, not with Prosecco, but with the similarly late-ripening red grape, Raboso - the bottle below links to it in our web-shop.

pink fizz
It went down a storm at Taste of Cork, and was also the only wine on the tables at the official launch of Arun Kapil's Green Saffron spice business, which took place at Ballyvolane House last week. The silken vertical flags

shahi darbar on the lawn
that decorated the green lanes on the way to the event gave a suggestion of the opulence that lay ahead. I was too busy enjoying myself to spoil things by waving a camera around after that, getting a good wander through the gardens (which are open this coming Sunday 6th), but you can get more details on the actual eats from Bibliocook's review. The musicians showed effortless stamina, the rain held off after the torrents of earlier in the day, and the glamour was only mighty. Arun cut a dash in royal blue, and his enthusiasm for what he's doing was evident not only in his explanations of the ingredients, but in our eating of them. He has the best rice in town, that's for sure, though its price demands you treat it with respect.

I wouldn't normally choose wine with spicy food, but I asked as many of the guests as I politely could what they thought of the Raboso, and their enthusiasm was unanimous. It's light, fruity, and the frizzante fizz keeps it going in your mouth along with food flavours. Also, it doesn't have the characteristic prosecco bitterness in the finish. So, a good, affordable, not-too-alcoholic (11%) choice for a selection of Indian dishes, and delicious on its own or with Taste of Cork sushi too, apparently.

6 thoughts on “Pink prosecco - Raboso Rosato Frizzante”

  • Elke

    I love the Raboso. I tried it about 2 years ago when Bubble Brother had a wine fair at the Clarion and fell in love with it straight away. The girls love it and I serve it before dinner (depending of the style of dinner).

    Just don't get sold out, please ;-)

    Elke

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  • Julian

    Erm, funny you should say that. Our supplier was a bit lazy in bottling the latest batch, so there may be a very brief shortage coming up. New stock due to arrive next week!

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  • Elke

    Upsidaisy....note to myself...visit Austin soon to stock up on Raboso (have only one bottle left at home)

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  • Caroline@Bibliocook

    We have a couple of bottles in Urru Mallow at the moment, Elke, if you get desperate!

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  • Elke

    Caroline you are a life saver. Might pop in on Saturday (or how long are you open on a Friday?) and get at least 2 bottles. Going to visit some friends in Clon next weekend and I think the Raboso will be greatly appreciated....maybe even more than myself :-)

    Elke

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  • Caroline@Bibliocook

    We're open from 9am to 6pm every day - apart from Sunday, Elke. Will check that there are a few bottles outside for you!

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