Rosa dei Masi Rosé
Kobrand Corp. is launching Masi Agricola’s Rosa dei Masi rosé in the U.S. market. Produced in Italy’s Veneto region, Rosa dei Masi ($14.99 a 750-ml. bottle) is made with 100-percent Refosco grapes and created using Masi Agricola’s proprietary version of the appassimento method, in which grapes are dried on bamboo racks for an extended period. The new rosé joins Masi Agricola’s flagship Masi range, which includes Masianco Pinot Grigio delle Venezie, Campofiorin Rosso del Veronese IGT and Brolo Campofiorin Oro Rosso del Veronese IGT. The wine is available nationwide. For more information, visit Kobrandwineandspirits.com.
The Wine Group is launching a rosé from its fast-rising Chloe wine brand this spring. Chloe rosé ($17 a 750-ml. bottle) was sourced from Monterey County and is made primarily from Pinot Noir. The wine is available in select markets. For more information, visit Chloewinecollection.com.
New York City–based Prestige Wine Imports relaunched its Rotari brand with two new vintage-dated sparkling wines this spring. The 2013 Rosé and 2013 Brut (both $19.99 a 750-ml. bottle) are metodo classico offerings from the Trentodoc appellation in the Italian Alps. Both wines are available nationwide. For more information, visit Rotari.it.
Palm Bay International’s Esprit du Vin division began importing a new wine from Languedoc’s Domaines Paul Mas this spring. Astélia Rosé ($18 a 750-ml. bottle) is a blend of Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah sourced from Domaines Paul Mas’ 12 estates. The wine is initially available in New York and New Jersey and will launch nationwide this summer. For more information, visit Paulmas.com.
Champs De Provence Rosé
Minnesota’s Prestige Wine & Spirits has added Champs de Provence rosé to its import stable. Rolling out this spring, the Côtes de Provence rosé ($18 to $20 a 750-ml. bottle) is made by Maison Denuzière in Condrieu. The blend consists of 40-percent Grenache, 30-percent Cinsault, 20-percent Syrah, and 10-percent Carignan and Mourvèdre. The wine is available in 16 states. Visit Prestigebevgroup.com for more information.
Ruffino Sparkling Rosé
Constellation Brands added a new wine to its Ruffino brand this month. Made primarily with Glera grapes, Ruffino Sparkling Rosé ($14.99 a 750-ml. bottle) is produced in a crisp, extra-dry style and has flavors of strawberry, white fruit and rose. The wine is now available nationwide. For more information, visit Ruffino.com.