Mediterranean vacation no longer on the table this summer? You’re not alone. But for those seeking a light, summery taste of Sicily regardless of where they’re sitting, Dolce & Gabbana, the Italian house known for its va-va-voom take on Italian heritage, has collaborated with Donnafugata winemakers for a special rosé wine debuting in June 2020.
The wine, called Rosa, is an original blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nocera grapes, and “defined by an elegant bouquet of jasmine, enriched with delicate hints of wild strawberry, peach, and bergamot,” according to the company. The bottle bears the distinctive Sicilian cart-inspired packaging beloved by the brand’s fans on everything from pasta and panettone to kitchen fixtures and couture clothing. (Notably, it looks just as good over Zoom as it might on a terrace by the sea. Or very nearly, anyway.)
And should drowning your sorrows in Italy’s finest not be quite your speed these days, Rosa is not Dolce & Gabbana’s only effort to spread a little cheer during dark times. Following their ongoing[“Amore for Scientific Research” project with Humanitas University, which launched in February as the COVID-19 crisis hit Italy, the company just launched #DGFattoInCasa, encouraging fans and followers to take in a series of digital workshops with artisans and friends of the house as they share skills and expertise on crafts that can be done at home, all in effort to fundraise for Fondazione Humanitas Per La Ricerca, which supports the institution’s research into COVID-19.