Just in time for the spring / summer “rosé rush,” Terlato Wines is launching six new rosé wines. Joining Michel Chapoutier’s popular Belleruche Rosé are new rosés from Il Poggione, Bodegas Valdemar, Sanford, Protea, Lapostolle and Michel Chapoutier’s daughter’s new eponymous rosé, Mathilde.
“Rosé is what everyone looks forward to this time of year – it’s bright, fresh, fun and food-friendly,” said Bill Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines.
“The rosé category is on fire in the U.S. We have grown Belleruche rosé to more than 60,000 cases in the last five years, and rosé sections are growing fast in retail shops and on wine lists. This year our portfolio of rosé wines will grow to more than 100,000 cases.”
Terlato feels Millennials are driving the growth. “They have no memory of the white zinfandel that their grandparents may have drunk. Millennials love dry rosé. This collection offers exceptional discoveries from six different countries. Each is unique and delicious.”
Terlato’s new rosé portfolio includes wines from six countries: Il Poggione Brancato Rosé from Toscana, Italy; Bodegas Valdemar Rosé from Rioja, Spain; Protea Rosé from South Africa; Sanford Rosé from the Sta. Rita Hills in California; Lapostolle Rosé from Colchagua, Chile and; Mathilde Rosé from Provence, France.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar today announced that it is offering the LVE Collection by John Legend for a limited time and exclusively at its 66 locations. Made in collaboration with Grammy, Golden Globe and Oscar winning singer/songwriter John Legend and Napa Valley’s renowned Raymond Vineyards, Fleming’s Guests can experience the 2013 LVE Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 LVE Chardonnay by the glass or bottle at each Fleming’s restaurant through March 29.
“The LVE Collection by John Legend translates true love into the bold flavors and aromas we savor in each glass, and we’re delighted to share the experience these legendary labels lend with Fleming’s Guests,” said Maeve Pesquera, Fleming’s National Director of Wine. “At Fleming’s, we’re honored to partner with John Legend and Raymond Vineyards, whose shared passion for winemaking has created a complex, soulful wine we’re sure will be a timeless favorite.”
Guests can experience the complex, powerful notes found in the 2013 LVE Cabernet Sauvignon for $24 per glass or $96 per bottle, as well as the balanced, fruit-forward aromas and flavors of the 2014 LVE Chardonnay for $17 per glass or $66 per bottle both at the bar and in the main dining room as part of the Reserve Pour program.
In addition to being available a la carte, The LVE Collection wines will be featured as a complement to Fleming’s Valentine’s Day prix fix menu as well as during the National Wine Dinner that will be held on February 20th at all 66 locations. Guests can make a reservation online for both events or by calling their local restaurant.
Fleming’s offers more than 100 wines available by the glass at its 66 locations. The Fleming’s 100® encourages Guests to explore and complement their dining experience at Fleming’s through guided discovery with classic favorites, as well as emerging trend-setters. Guests can enjoy each Fleming’s 100® offering by the glass, Big Pour, bottle or as part of a customizable flight with more than 30 wines priced at $10 or under by the glass.
Everyone can now enjoy Motto wines, a collection of distinct, dark, rich wines from California that deliver a definitively bold wine experience and flavors unlike any others. Motto wines offer a new take on California winemaking from the perspective of the renowned winemaking team at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, known for producing some of the best-selling wines from Washington State. Motto wines are available in three varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Red Blend.
“We wanted to put a Washington spin on California wines, so we implemented the same approach we use for our Washington wines, but with California grapes,” said Motto winemaker Reid Klei, who has worked in the Washington winemaking industry for Ste. Michelle Wines Estates for 10 years.
“I have been making wine in Washington for my entire career so I came into the Motto wines with no preconceived notions or ideas of how California wines should be made,” continued Klei. “I entered it with a blank slate and was able to sit down, taste the wines and really focus on the wines and all their characteristics and put together blends and combinations of things I thought tasted well together. I think this makes the Motto wines a little different and gives them a unique spin.”
Each of the three varietals boasts a distinct character – BACKBONE™, UNABASHED™ and GUNG HO™ – creating a bold experience with every sip.
The 2013 Backbone Cabernet Sauvignon has a strong, determined flavor with dark, concentrated notes of red plum, caramel and bright raspberry that explode out of the glass for a lasting finish.
The 2013 Unabashed Zinfandel boasts proud and striking scents of soft leather, revealing flavors of chocolate covered raspberries and a touch of spice.
The 2013 Gung Ho Red Blend excites the palate quickly, full of zealous and enthusiastic fruitful flavors of blueberry, pomegranate and spice.
In addition to crafting unique blends, the Motto winemaking team has thought of different ways to defy ordinary by taking a new approach to making California wine, including:
Keeping wine lots separate throughout fermentation and aging.
Determining final blends right before bottling, once the wines have evolved to reveal all their true character and complexities.
Fermenting at a higher temperature, 85 degrees Fahrenheit, for a shorter period of time of 6-7 days on skins. At this point the wine is moved off of the skins and the juice finishes fermenting without any skins present, therefore not extracting anything else. This helps the wines stay more balanced and lends a more elegant flavor profile.
Oxygen is added at various points during fermentation to help create the fresh aromas and dark, rich color of Motto wines.
Motto is a collection of distinct, dark, rich wines from California that offers a new take on California wine. From keeping the wine lots separate throughout fermentation and aging, to determining the final blends right before bottling, the Motto winemaking team defies ordinary and makes it their motto. The resulting wines are dark and bold, yet fruit-forward. For more information visit www.MottoWines.com or “like” us at Facebook.com/MottoWines. #WhatsYourMotto
Prairie Creek Beverages announced Tuesday its partnership with Bravo! Network’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” star, Patti Stanger to create a new line of fine wines, PS Match. The collection is sourced from grapes around the world and developed in collaboration with established wine vintner, Cameron Hughes.
Dallas-based Prairie Creek Beverages specializes in wine and spirits brand development and marketing. With an impressive portfolio including JR Ewing Bourbon.
Stanger, PS Match co-founder and founder of Millionaires Club, is a third generation matchmaker, coming from a family of venerated matchmakers and matchmaking company owners. In addition, the Stanger family has a long history in hospitality and dining, owning several restaurants located on the East Coast. This is not Stanger’s first foray into the spirits industry, having been a huge fan of sake brand TY KU; Stanger became an owner and partner in the company. To date, Stanger has added acclaimed TV personality, bestselling author and radio host to her growing list of credits.
Cameron Hughes is well known as the SF-based co-founder, with his wife Jessica, of the Cameron Hughes Wines Company. Hughes Launched the Lot Series in 2004, selling to Whole Foods, Costco, Safeway, and others. Cameron Hughes Wine is one of the leading modern American wine companies in the US.
From a recent interview with LA Confidential Magazine:
ON WHAT TO EXPECT FROM HER NEW WINE COLLECTION, PS MATCH
PS: I’m going to have four flavors. We have a sweet red sparkling, we have a crisp green apple chardonnay, we have a cab—because we gotta have our traditional cab, but it’s a little more on the berry/jammy side—and we got to have our rose prosecco. Two of them come from Italy and two of them come from Napa; all four go with everything. These wines can be made into cocktails as well. With our sweet red sparkling, we do a sangria. Bringing people together was the big thing—bringing people together, sharing, relationships, intimacy, friendships have been built upon some the greatest wines of all time. And it is the elixir of the gods.
PS Match will be available at leading retailers in February of 2015.