Our featured wine for August is a refresher that’s sure to kick the dog days of summer. Feudo Montoni is one of Sicily’s oldest estates, and their Rosé is one of their most sought after wines. 

Their wines are fairly new to Michigan, and we are excited to be the only restaurant in the state to pour this wine by the glass!

Feudo Montoni and the wines of Sicily: 

The cellars and winery of Feudo Montoni can be traced all the way back to 1469, but the more modern history begins with with Rosario Sireci, who purchased the property in the late 19th century, and discovered the ancient native grape varieties of Sicily, such as Nerello Mascalese, Nero’d’Avola, and Grillo. The estate is now run by Rosario’s grandson, Fabio, and has been converted to 100% organic farming, with a new-found dedication to the soil and terroir. 

Rose di Adele is the name of the cru from which the Nerello Mascalese grapes come. The name originates from a rose garden that Fabio’s father, and Rosario’s son, Elio, dedicated to his beloved wife Adele. It has beautiful notes of roses, black pepper, pomegranate and wild strawberries.

What to eat at Reserve with the Rosé di Adele: 

This wine is excellent with cured meats and rich cheeses, so pair it with a cheese and charcuterie board. It also is perfectly paired with sunshine on our patio and terrace!