Poderi Morini "Morose" Spumante Brut Rose from Emilia-Romagna, is a find. When you spend around $12 on a sparkler you do not expect something with this textured and creamy. You also might not expect all the fruit and herbal elements. I get red berries--from raspberry to cherry and even something perfumey here. There is something like a fennel or tarragon herbalness here. The sugar is in the middle to high range for a brut sparkler. Twelve grams per liter is the upper limit and this has about 9. It is still dry but it isn't as low as brut goes (I refer to sugar ranges in Champagne here). Drink it on its own or make cocktails with it. It works well for both.
This is a lovely little wine that also has a neat story. The grape is Centesimino a grape that just as easily could have vanished into history. A gentleman named Pietro Pianori found the grape growing and championed it. When it was included in the Italian national catalog of vines it was named Centesimino in Pianori's honor (Centesimino was his nickname). Read more at the Fringe Wine blog.
The grape is also used to make still red wines. This is a non-vintage wine but apparently all the grapes come from 2015. This wine is made using the Charmat (Tank) Method. This means the wine gets its sparkle outside the bottle in a pressurized tank.