Valentine’s Day is a day when people can go sweet with some traditional Italian wines. There are many different beliefs when it comes to wine and most of them are just myths that have been debunked many times. There is a myth in Italy that the sweet wines are only for women. This is not true.
- Another rare, sweet red sparkling wine is Vernaccia di Serrapetrona, (which is also made as a dry wine). This sweet wine is made with a local grape, vernaccia nera, in a quite small area: just 164 acres of vineyards in a tiny medieval village, Serrapetrona, near Borgiano Lake in the Marche region.
- It is an aromatic wine, made with partially dried grapes, so the flavors and aromas are reminiscent of red flowers and jam – although the aftertaste can be tart.
- Being a wine with little tannin, it is a nice pairing for hearty grilled fish or a plate of shrimp.
“Nowadays in Italy, the “sweet wines” category is somewhat challenging. The wines are expensive to produce and to buy, the quantities are limited; it’s not easy to find a really good, impressive sweet wine.”