About This Wine
In America, it was the “summer of love.”
In Italy, 1967 also was a time of change. Mario Fantinel was a veteran of the hotel and restaurant businesses, and had noticed that his clientele was becoming more sophisticated. Many of his restaurant patrons no longer were satisfied with a simple glass of wine to drink with their meal. They wanted a high-quality bottle to complement their food.
So, in 1969, Mario decided to purchase some vineyard plots near Dolegna del Collio. He wanted to see if he could make wines that would please his clientele. It turned out that he could, and the hotelier/restaurateur became a vintner. Two generations have followed his example.
Among the bottlings crafted by Fantinel today is one of Italy’s finest sparkling wines, a Brut Rosé made from Pinot Nero and Chardonnay. Take a sip, experience the wine’s frothiness, savor its subtle sweetness... and you just may fall in love.
- Grape Composition:Pinot Nero & Chardonnay
- Grape Source:Venezia Giulia, Italy
- Aromas & Flavors:Sour Red Cherry, Fresh Red Berries, Crusty Bread and a Hint of Cream
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionappetizers, oysters, or sushi.