Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé: Lovely rose-pink color; citrus, peach, roses on the nose; mildly sweet, strawberry, citrus, orange peel on the palate.
Nice crispness that handles muscat grape’s penchant for too-sweetness; there is just enough fruity sweetness to satisfy those who like their wine with some sweetness, but not so much sweetness that it turns off devotees of dry. Made with brachetto, malvasia, and moscato bianco, distinctive grapes of northern Italy. Martini & Rossi is the leading importer of sparkling wine to the United States, and this effort easily fits into the moscato and delicate delights niche while bringing with it a blush of sophistication from one of the world’s most respected mass makers. Great for summer sipping, as a winter aperitif, as a blender in lemonade other fruit-and-sparkling efforts. Beautiful color, fun for a carefree fling. $14