Food & Drink

March 24, 2015

Wines from Italy and Brazil

Zonin – Italy

Rocca di Montemassi is located in Maremma on the Mediterranean coast of Tuscany, contrasted by rolling hills and swampland. Maremma, one of the youngest wine producing areas in Italy, has been coveted over the centuries for its abundance in metals and natural resources. In 1999, the Zonin family acquired the property and the estate has become a symbol for biodiversity and sustainability in the region. In the spring of 2012, Maremma Toscana was granted DOC status. The name “Calasole” refers to sundown or sunset and it is the name of a mild breeze that sweeps through the Maremma hills in the late afternoon.

Rocca di Montemassi Calasole Vermentino DOC 2013 (SRP $12.99) balanced white wine with notes of citrus, and green melon with crisp and refreshing minerality.

Rocca di Montemassi Le Focaie DOC 2013 (SRP $12.99) On the nose, violets, cherries and forest floor. On the palate Le Focaie is full bodied with good balance and structure with bright cherry overtones.

Salton – Brazil

Salton’s history started in Italy in 1878 when Antonio Domenico Salton left the town of Cison di Valmarino in the Veneto region looking for better opportunities in Brazil. A century after its establishment, Salton is considered one of the major wineries in Brazil. The list of achievements achieved during these 100 years of history includes the fact that the company is a 100% Brazilian family business. Run by the third generation, both the unit in Bento Gonçalves and in São Paulo, the fourth generation is already in place, showing the same commitment and dedication of their predecessors.

Salton Intenso Tannat 2012: (SRP: 14.99) Salton Tannat is deep purple in color with aromas of smoke, chocolate, prune, vanilla and blueberry. The wine is soft and balanced.

Salton Intenso Sparkling Brut: (SRP: 16.99) Bright with an abundant release of small bubbles. On the nose, Intenso is floral, with hints of citrus and green apple, on the palate this wine is fresh, lively and creamy.

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