Decadent Delights: A Mouthwatering Crostini Bar + Sparkling Rotari Rosé!

Crostini Bar with Rotari Sparkling Rose

By now you’ve probably heard/seen the term, “Rosé all day,” right? Well, for good reason! Whether it’s served in frosé form, paired with delicious bites, or just as a transition to early evening, there’s always a time and place for rosé. I mean, with a flavor as good as this Rotari Rosé made with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varietals (from the Dolomites in Italy, no less), it’s pretty darn easy to find something to pair it with…or drink just because!

As much as we love the idea of wine tasting at a winery, it’s not always the easiest to get out of the house. So, why not cozy up with some savory bites and pour a glass at home? No need to think about transportation—except getting to and from the table to the couch (comfy pants are perfectly acceptable, too). Or, if you want to dress the evening up a bit—why not invite your gal pals over for a night of rosé and a crostini bar? (It sounds super fancy, but believe us, it’s not all that difficult to put together!)

Think this sounds right up your alley? We’re sharing some of our favorites for a crostini bar coupled with sparkling wine. Wine, I mean win all around!

The Rotari Rosé

Rotari Sparking Rose

crostini board

Coupés make the CUTEST serving glasses for this Rotari Rosé. Not only are they adorable and give a reason to A) collect fabulous glasses as such, and B) give you a reason to bring them out; but this sparkling wine is actually best served chilled + in a wide tulip glass, white wine glass, or coupé glass.

Why does this matter? Well, not only do cute glasses make everything taste better (totally a fact), but the real science is that grape structures have different levels of gravity. This impacts the aroma, which reacts differently to various glass shapes!

Additionally, your tastebuds are more or less sensitive to certain flavors. The shape of the glass will determine where the wine hits your tongue first, which can result in you picking up different notes and your initial impression. Fascinating, no?

Crostini Bite Faves

crostini toppings

GWS Recommendations: 

  1. Prosciutto with Mozzarella and Basil
  2. Grilled Red Grapes on Burrata (Personal fave!)
  3. Tiny Tomatoes with Olive Oil and Sea Salt (Plus a little balsamic drizzle, if you so desire!)
  4. Pesto on Top of Grated Parmesan Cheese
  5. Olive Tapenade (Trader Joes has a good selection for this!)

Rotari Sparking Rose

Rotari Sparking Rose

An afternoon delight with a splash of sparkling wine, or a pre-dinner appetizer. Doesn’t this look finger-licking good?!

Rotari Sparking Rose

Ideal as an aperitif, the Rotari Rosé also complements fish dishes really well! With its sweet red fruit notes of blackberry, cherry, and raspberry, plus a hint of white fruit and pineapple, it’s delicate and fragrant, with a lively acidity. Essentially, it’s going to be difficult to put your glass down!

Rotari Sparking Rose

Cheers to that! What kind of goodies would you pair Rotari Rosé with? Or, if you’d rather drink the sparkling wine by itself, that’s perfectly acceptable, too. ;)

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