Rotari Rosé Brut Talento Trento

SKU #1023824 90 points Wine Enthusiast

 An outstanding value wine that hits all the right spots both on the nose and in the mouth, this Rosé sparkler would taste great on a hot summer afternoon. Light touches of peach, cranberry and pink grapefruit segue to creamy foam and warm touches of freshly baked bread.  (8/ 2013)

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Price: $9.99

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By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/9/2013  | Send Email
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This is a truly outstanding sparkling wine, a blend of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay made in the classic Methode Champenoise (fermented and aged in the bottle), that comes from Italy’s Sub-Alpine region Trentino. The packaging is new and caught my eye the bottle is a little heavier than in the past but once the wine was in the glass it was then that I sat up and said wow! Then I rechecked the pricing and $9.99? Holy Toledo this is the deal of the year! The wine shows complex fruit aromatics in the nose with hints of toasty brioche while on the palate and a long creamy mousse in the finish. The really surprising thing to me was the persistence of the finish. It just seemed to go on revealing more and more, and I kept going back to my calculator and checking what I must have done wrong, this deal is just too good to be true! Well the calculator worked correctly it was just me who is amazed, don’t let this opportunity go by and outstanding deal!
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By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/6/2013  | Send Email
The Rotari Rosé is a combination of 10% chardonnay and 90% pinot nero. All grapes are grown in the Adige Valley north of Trento, located in the heart of the Dolomites. It is produced in the “metodo classico” and adheres to the strict standards of quality mandated by the Trento DOC . It has a delicate salmon-pink color and is aged on its lees for 24 months, which gives it a richness that hints of yeastiness. The first thing that hits your tongue is a hint of strawberry followed by pomegranate flavors, a fine mousse and very dry finish. I love these bubbles and the price, so grab a few bottles for a great way to start your summer evenings.

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Varietal:

Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Trentino-Alto Adige

Alcohol Content (%): 12.5