The Vine (May 2009)
Martini & Rossi Rosé
Martini & Rossi rounds out its “sparkling trio” with the introduction of the aromatic Sparkling Rosé. Cultivated in the Piedmont and Veneto regions in Italy and made with hand-picked Moscato Bianco, Malvasia and Brachetto grapes, the light, crisp rosé joins the sparkling wine collection of Asti and Prosecco. Available in 750 ml bottles and 187 ml four-packs, the Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé blends hints of citrus, elderflower and soft peach with delicate notes of wild rose.
For more information, visit www.martini.com.
Bonterra Dry Rosé
After a limited release of its first dry rosé, Bonterra Vineyards rolls out its 2008 dry rosé nationally. The second vintage is a blend of Sangiovese, Zinfandel and Syrah, with touches of Rhone varietals such as Carignane, Grenache and Mouvedre. Sourced from Mendocino and Amador county vineyards, the blend brings out aromas and flavors of strawberry, cherry, raspberries, watermelon, tea, spice and vanilla.
For more information, visit www.bonterra.com.
Kenwood White Table Wine and Gewürztraminer
Kenwood Vineyards has released its 2008 White Table Wine and Gewürztraminer. The Kenwood White Table Wine blends Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay; the result is fresh, vibrant flavors of pineapple, lemon and tropical fruit complemented by a background note of sweet vanilla. In the Gewürztraminer, peach, lychee and orange zest highlight the flavors, along with signature Gewürztraminer “spice.” Both are bottled just months after the vintage. For more information, visit www.kenwoodvineyards.com.