New Release: 2011 Fiorella

October 12, 2012 No comments » [ssba]

I’ve been waiting for this for so long and I suspect others have, too: Fiorella is back at Ponte!

We admit, when we first released Fiorella in 2007 it took a little convincing on our part to get some Members to try it.  Many saw pink and assumed “sweet.”  But after explaining that we modeled Fiorella after the off-dry, refreshing rosé wines from Provence, France, more Members gave it a try and couldn’t wait to get their hands on more.

In the last handful of years rosés have become uber popular in the warm summer months, but we argue that a good pink wine holds its own in every season.  Why, you ask?

  1. It’s a wine for nearly everyone: White wine drinkers love the lightness and flavor.  They appreciate the acidity that is often associated with white wines.   Red wine drinkers love the fact that it’s not sweet, but refreshing and has the fruit character of a red wine.
  2. It’s amazingly versatile: Fiorella will stretch from Greek salads in the summer to Thanksgiving dinner in the fall, to roast chicken in the winter to asparagus and artichoke quiche in the spring.  It works with desserts, and is beautifully delicious with strong flavors like garlic and fish stew.

The 2011 vintage of Fiorella has aromas of white flowers and watermelon and the flavor is reminiscent of strawberry and grapefruit.  It is pleasantly dry and best when served slightly chilled.

If ever there was a wine for nearly everything, for everyone, for every season, it’s Fiorella.

–How do you feel about rosé wines?

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