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Rosè All Summer

As we saunter into Summer, we look to our Italian trattoria Donna Mare for the much anticipated, endlessly awaited, summer anthem: Rosè All Day. so we sat down with the General Manager of Donna Mare, Marina Novikova, to chat about the well-rounded rosè section of our wine list. 

Where are you from? 

Russia, Voronezh city.

How long have you lived in Miami? 

15 years.

How long have you been at Donna Mare? 

3 years, since opening in 2018, I’m a managing partner there.

What Rosè are you excited about as we head into summer and why?  

La Chapelle Gordonne. This is a rose that you can drink all day, but it’s really enjoyable with summery food, such as salads and seafood. It is light and fresh, elegantly dry, easy to sip, low acidity but still crisp. It has hints of strawberry, raspberry, grapefruit, citrus, apricot, watermelon and minerals. 

Where is the Gargano Peninsula? And what makes its rose so special?

The Gargano Peninsula is a coastal area on the Adriatic Sea in Puglia, an Italian region. Rosè from Puglia usually has terrific body and intense fruity notes and darker color with rich salmon, light ruby hues. 

Which is your favorite rose to pair with which Pizza? and/or which Pasta?

All types!!! Rosè is incredibly food friendly. I would say La Chapelle Gordonne would pair with Margherita Pizza or Smoked Salmon Pizza or the Mare Speciale Pizza. The Scalabrone I would pair with Linguini Vongole or Spaghetti ai Frutti di Mare.

What Antipasti would you pair with the sparkling rosè?

With our sparkling rosè I would go with the Fresh Tuna Tartare or Shrimp Cocktail.

What is one thing about drinking rosè you think people should know that they might not consider?

Firstly, that rosè is NOT SWEET! And secondly, that rosè wine is not just a summertime wine, it goes well in front of some fire / chimenea… And rosè wine can be very complex, age worthy… A lot of perceptions have changed over the years.

Anything else you’d like to add about drinking rose at Donna Mare this summer?

At Donna Mare we have a good variety of Rosè wine. You can drink it for an aperitif, with snacks, or having dinner, any of these moments are perfect with rosè wine and fantastic food!

Visit Donna Mare for locally sourced, traditional Italian Fare and head to the Lobby Bar after your meal for cocktails inspired by the sea, an extensive selection of rosés, and wines from around the globe. For reservations, please visit our website.

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