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Mionetto Prosecco Brut D.o.c

Prosecco is unusual in the world as it is almost always used to produce the sparking wine of the same name from Italy’s Veneto region. The wines tend to feature a light orchard fruit tone, recalling white peaches and pears, with bright acidity and light body. Many versions of Prosecco have a touch of sugar that adds fullness to the wine though there is a movement towards producing drier wines, particularly under the Cartizze denomination.

From the winemaker – “The Mionetto Prosecco Brut D.o.c has an intense fruity bouquet with a hint of golden apples. It is very dry, fresh, light in body and well-balanced.”

This wine is perfect alone as an aperitif or as a delightful complement to appetizers such as prosciutto or mild cheeses. Excellent as a base for Bellinis and other sparkling wine cocktails.

Rating:

This wine was given a 89 point rating by Wine Enthusiast.

 

2009 Bisol Crede Prosecco

The wine is made from Glera, Verdiso and Pinot Bianco grapes grown on the steep hills of the Bisol Vineyards. The first two varieties enjoy an ideal habitat in the clay-laden earth with a subsoil of marine sandstone known as “crede” that is common to this part of the countryside. This type of terrain is particular and beneficial to the grapes, which do not suffer from aridity during critical periods but instead become notably enriched with noble acids, varietal aromas and fruitiness.

From the winemaker – “The color is a brilliant, light straw yellow with nuances of green, while the perlage features a myriad of minute and persistent bubbles. The bouquet of wildflowers is suitably intense, fresh and elegant and emanates an extremely agreeable fruitiness. The flavor reflects the fruity bouquet with its scents of apples and pears and the overall harmony is completed by a rich and fine sapidity.”

Best served with a risotto, pasta with vegetables, light fried fish. Great with sushi, sushimi, tempura and Tofu. It is also the ideal Prosecco for preparing the original Bellini.

Rating:

This wine was given a 90 point rating by Wine Enthusiast.

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $19.99 a bottle, $107.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $191.91 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#61054

Beringer Sparkling White Zinfandel

White Zinfandel makes a great sparkler—its color is beautiful, and it has bright fruit flavors that are enlivened even more by the bubbles.

From the winemaker – “The nose has lovely floral notes that are reminiscent of the wonderfully refreshing Spumante’s of Italy, with citrus and strawberry fruit nuances. The palate begins with a nice, classic “mousse” mouthfeel, and strawberry, brown spice and citrus flavors interplay with a refreshing acidity that carries everything into a long, delicious finish.”

Serves well with medium bodied grilled fish or fish prepared in light to medium or rich and hearty sauces like swordfish, halibut, or mahi mahi. Fruits like strawberries, cherries, bananas, tropical
style fruits and melons.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

A 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $10.99 a bottle, $59.35 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $105.51 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#7845

Fizz 56 Brachetto Spumante

From the packaging to the ‘pop’, and all the way to the last bubble, Fizz 56, the recently released sparkling red wine from Italy is attractive, attention-getting and deliciously fun.

From the Wine Maker – “More than just a wine, Fizz56 is a personality. Fizz56 is as sweet as a first kiss and as seductive as the memory of it. A brand designed with Millennials in mind, Fizz56 begs to be talked about and tasted. A showstopper that is not only alluring, but also irresistibly delicious. Glamorous and exciting, Fizz56 fits into a nightclub scene with ease. But bubbly and charming, it pairs beautifully with a romantic evening for two. Fizz56 has it all. As an aperitif or a complement to desert, Fizz56 Brachetto Spumante is a deliciously irresistible way to celebrate any occasion. Fun, fresh and whimsical, this Italian Sparkling wine not only has a beautiful red color, but also tantalizes the taste buds with red berry flavors and sweetness. Pop the cork and savor the 56 million bubbles in every bottle.”

This sparkling wine makes an excellent aperitif. It pairs well with vegetable hors d’oeuvres and other lighter fare, including salads.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

Non-vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $17.99 a bottle, $97.15 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $172.71 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#27621

La Marca Prosecco D.O.C

La Marca Prosecco is a fresh sparkling wine with a vibrant bouquet of apple, white peach and honeysuckle. The soft, harmonious fruity notes highlighted by pleasant acidity make this wine ideal for any occasion.

From the Wine Maker – “On the nose the wine brings fresh citrus with hints of honey and white flowers. The flavor is fresh and clean, with ripe citrus, lemon, green apple, and touches of grapefruit, minerality, and some toast.”

Great with fruits like strawberries, cherries, bananas, tropical style fruits and melons.

Rating:

This wine was given a 90 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

Non vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $15.99 a bottle, on sale for $11.99 a bottle 01/01/2013 to 12/31/2014. SKU#16502

Villa Sandi Il Fresco Brut Prosecco

A dry, subtle sparkler, offering hints of spice, white peach and cantaloupe that mix with floral overtones. It is light-bodied, with a crisp finish, perfect for the holidays.

From the Wine Maker – “Very pale straw yellow and fine, persistent bubbles. The aroma is fruity and flowery with hints of ripe golden apple and small mountain flowers. The dry, fresh and flavorsome sensation on the palate is followed by a fruity and harmonious aftertaste.”

Great as an aperitif or with shellfish like lobster or scallops with rich or hearty sauces, shrimp cocktail. Serve after a meal with cold fresh fruits or cookies.

Rating:

This wine was given a 83 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

The 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $9.99 a bottle, $53.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $95.91 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#21914

Martini & Rossi Rose Sparkling Wine

Enticing aromas blend hints of citrus, elderflower and soft peach with delicate notes of wild rose that result in a beautifully balanced sparkling wine.

From the winemaker – “Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé is a fully sparkling wine crafted from premium Moscato Bianco, Brachetto and Malvasia grapes grown in Northern Italy.

It begins with a bouquet that never ceases to surprise. Hints of citrus, sage, elder and peach build on one another and are accented with rich delicate violets and wild rose notes. The sweet and aromatic flavors linger on the tongue for a delicately delicious taste and balanced finish.”

This wine pairs well with Saute’ed calamari or in tomato sauce, halibut, mahi mahi, red snapper, salmon, sea bass, sole or trout saute’ed or grilled, monkfish grilled or roasted, rock cod baked or saute’ed, baked sea bass or swordfish, grilled tuna or swordfish, pan-seared tuna, smoked trout, sole almandine, seafood brochette and seafood paella.

Rating:

This wine was given a 89 point rating by Wine Enthusiast.

Availability:

A 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $16.99 a bottle, $91.75 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $163.11 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#20654



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