FINDING A UNICORN WINE IN ITALY

What in the world is a "Unicorn Wine" anyways? Just like us magical lady & the sailor women, the term is about a very elusive, rare, extraordinary wine. 

Maybe at first thought, rosé doesn't seem very inspiring, but I've tried what I believe to be the most fascinating unique rosé wine, while honeymooning in Puglia, Italy.

The night before our elopement, my fiancé and I went to dinner at the Michelin Star restaurant, Due Camini. With its hushed and magical candlelit ambience, this is the most romantic restaurant in Borgo Egnazia and when sommelier asked me what I like I said my go-to ordering technique "I like something very interesting." While my husband who doesn't drink thinks this sounds silly, it works for me. Every. Single. Time.

They introduced me to one of the 50 Best Wines in the World: 2014 Valentini Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo. There are a handful of rosés that are hunted down, aged and offer stirring experiences and this one is so special and fascinating in the texture, complexity. Described as having an evocative interplay of flowers, cherry fruit, citrus skin, honey and something resembling a scorches earth minerality. 

If you ever are lucky enough to see this unicorn in the wild in America, it is well worth it. I'm convinced that this is one of the best rosés in the world. 

CURRENTLY DRUNK ON:  2014 Valentini Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo

Written By Lady Emmy Pickett

Filmmaker and Photographer

Borgo Egnazia Puglia Italy

Valentini Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo