the vine (november 2009)
La Caravelle Champagne
Rita Jammet’s Bouquet Ventures introduced the La Caravelle Champagne line, comprised of Brut Cuvée Niña, Rosé and Blanc de Blancs, all crafted from grapes from Epernay in the Champagne region of France. The Cuvée Niña features a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and the Rosé Brut adds red wines to the Niña blend. The Blanc de Blancs is made with a blend of Chardonnay Crus.
For more information, visit www.lacaravelle.com.
Superstition Riesling-Pinot Blanc Blend
Schmitt Sohne introduces Superstition Riesling-Pinot Blanc, a medium-dry blend that combines the crisp fruit and minerality of Riesling with the creamy, nutty nuances of Pinot Blanc. Its approachability makes it appealing to wine drinkers interested in food-friendly wines, according to the company. Superstition features an easy-open Stelvin closure and a dramatic neon-green and purple label illustrated with a retro-style black cat (a tribute to the winemaker’s cat).
For more information, visit www.superstitionwines.com.
Bo Schembechler Sauvignon Blanc
StarWorks Cellars, a California winery owned by Ann Arbor, Mich.’s Studer Enterprises, presents the Bo Schembechler Sauvignon Blanc in honor of the late Schembechler, head coach of the University of Michigan Wolverines football team. In August, the 40th Anniversary Collector’s Series of Bo wine was released in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of his arrival at U of M. Last year’s Bo Schembechler Merlot raised $43,000 for U of M’s Cardiovascular Center’s “Heart of a Champion Fund.”
For more information, visit www.BoWines.com.