OK. So I found the perfect wine to uncork during your Labor Day celebration. If Mother Nature stays her course, we should have nice sunny weather making outdoor events a must. This year, I am putting two of my favorite wine styles together; rose and bubbles. The wine, Sergio Mionetto Rose is a well-made, off-dry spumante from the Piave & Trentino regions of Italy. The production process is called Charmat and differs from the Champagne method in that the wine undergoes the second fermentation in tank not bottle. This keeps the fruit fresh and bright on the palate. Lower in alcohol (11%) this wine is a great starter wine made from Raboso and Lagrein grapes making it a cool chance to turn your friends on to new grapes. We opened a few bottles this past weekend in Cellar Door and everyone loved it. Not a cellar buster – just a simple crowd pleaser to celebrate the end of summertime sippin’. Cheers.
Labor Day Weekend Bubbles
About the Author: Marianne Frantz
A Certified Wine Educator, Marianne holds a Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) of London, and has also earned the Advanced Sommelier qualification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. After successfully participating in an educational competition sponsored by the Wines of Australia in the spring of 2008, Marianne became an educational Ambassador for Wine Australia USA. She is also a Certified Spanish Wine Educator.