the vine (april/may 2010)
Martini & Rossi Martini Rosato
Martini & Rossi’s new apertivo, Martini Rosato, is a blend of red and white wines. It has strong Mediterranean aromas including raspberry, lemon and citrus, with soft notes of cloves, nutmeg and spice. The taste of the strong, fruity notes complements the deep, spicy notes. Try it with pomegranate juice to make the signature Martini Melograno. Martini Rosato is available in the U.S. for the first time this spring.
For more information, visit www.martini.com.
Brancott Wines, a boutique winery established 30 years ago, is launching a newly designed package for its New Zealand wines. The new label features mountains and depicts the New Zealand heritage, sharing New Zealand’s history on its label. Brancott wines are noted for the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, which was named Best Sauvignon Blanc in 1990 at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London.
For more information, visit www.brancottvineyards.com.
Kenwood Vineyards Pinot Noir
The 2008 Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, which yielded 22,100 cases, is now available. The winery included a large percentage of whole berries at fermentation, and the young wine was aged in newer small French oak barrels for 11 months. A small amount of Syrah was added to the final blend. The Pinot Noir features generous aromas of blueberry, red currant, lavender and vanilla, and a cedar note accents the medium-bodied red currant and cherry flavors.
For more information, visit www.kenwoodvineyards.com.