Bartender Spring 2016

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Owned by Trentino-based Gruppo Mezzacorona, a group of wineries that has been devoted to wine production for over 100 years, Rotari wines reflect the natural beauty of the Dolomite Mountains that surround the winery. Pristine mountain air, clear lakes, glaciers and diverse microclimates all blend together to make the Trentino region, in the heart of the Italian Alps, a superb area for the production of fine wine. It is in this region that the traditional method of producing sparkling wine known as Metodo Classico has been perfected over the centuries. The meticulous process, primarily identified by secondary fermentation in the bottle, is one of the key features that makes Rotari Wines award-winning. All Rotari Wines bear the Trentodoc label, having earned this distinction by adhering to the stringent quality-control regulations of the appellation, a level recognized by Wine Enthusiast, which named Rotari one of the “Top 100 Best Buys” for 2015. Rotari wines are as high quality as great champagnes, but not high cost. They are the ideal sparkling wine by the glass for any bar or restaurant with a great price point.

ROTARI BRUT (100% Chardonnay Trentodoc; 12.5% ABV; $13.99 SRP)

A Metodo Classico wine that is harvested by hand and selected from the very best vineyards. The second fermentation occurs in the bottle and in excess of the Trentodoc requirements, ages on the lees for at least 24 months, producing a wine of exceptional quality. It has a light golden color with a fresh and intensely fruity aroma. Balanced, yet with full and fragrant flavors that are harmonious and complex. A fine and persistent perlage is present throughout. Ideal on its own as an aperitif or paired with a wide range of flavor profiles and ethnic foods.

ROTARI ROSÉ (Pinot Noir/Chardonnay Trentodoc; 12.5% ABV; $13.99 SRP)

Like the Brut, a Metodo Classico wine that is harvested by hand and selected from the very best vineyards, with at least 24 months of aging on the lees. A soft salmon color is coupled with subtle and elegant aromas of wild red fruit. Its flavor is fragrant and intense with a hint of spice. This wine is rounded out by a delicate yet persistent perlage. A perfect aperitif, also an ideal pairing with a wide range of flavors from robust salads to light pasta and fish.

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