Wine Of The Week: Cirelli Cerasuolo

Meet your new favorite turkey wine.

Wine Of The Week: Cirelli Cerasuolo

As the seasons change, I find myself increasingly drawn to deep rosés. They fill my longing for warmer weather while being rich enough to pair with cooler nights and fall food — savory pies, sweet potato anything, and richer fish dishes. 

Cerasuolo is the perfect answer. It’s a style of wine from Abruzzo that calls for Montepulciano left to sit on the skins for a short period of time — leaving a rosé with the swagger of a red. Dark, smokey, and earthy red with bright tannins and a vivacious juiciness. Keep a few bottles on hand in the fridge — it pairs perfectly well with pizza, take-out, and other low-effort, high-gratuity dishes. $33

Kate Dingwall is a WSET-trained sommelier and spirits writer. Her work has appeared in Wine Enthusiast, Eater,, and Food & Wine, and she pours wine at one of Canada’s top restaurants.