Brut Rosé 2011
Sparkling Wine from Etna
Did you know that wine is produced on the slopes of Mount Etna, the largest active and steaming volcano in Europe? Located in eastern Sicily, midway between the resort coastal town of Taormina and the city of Catania, a family run estate established on Etna more than 100 years ago makes delicious wines. In 1981, Emmanuele Scammacca del Murgo decided to transform his family's property into a modern wine estate. With the help of his sons and brothers the dream became a reality. The first Etna Rosso (a still red wine) was bottled in 1982 and the first sparkling wine in 1990. Today the winery produces traditional and typical wines of the Etna region as well as more youthful, modern, and international style wines. The estate has become a beacon of Agriturismo in the Etna area.
The Murgo Brut Rosé 2011 is made from 100% Nerello Mascalese, a native red varietal grape. It is a fresh, lively, and elegant sparkling wine with soft bubbles and thirst quenching acidity. As an aperitivoor as an accompaniment to fish or light fare, it is superb, especially during these hot August days in Sacramento. Biba and I enjoyed a bottle, with friends of course, during the last week of July (temperature 103-104), and it was delightfully delicious.
During the entire month of August 2011 Biba Restaurant is offering the Murgo Brut Rosé 2011 at the reduced price of $40 per 750 ml bottle or $8 per glass . I think you will like this wine.