Rivarose Sparkling Brut Rosé is a Mediterranean sparkler that’s new to the U.S
Located in Salon de Provence, Rivarose has made sparkling rosé in the region since 1909, the company says. Imported by USA Wine West, Rivarose is available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $17.99 per 750-ml bottle.
This wine has the designation IGP Méditerranée, from just outside the AOP Provence.With almost 240,000 acres under vine, nearly half of the region’s production is rosé. Today, Rivarose Sparkling Brut Rosé is the first and the only IGP Méditerranée sparkling rosé available in the U.S.
Rivarose has created new packaging for this bottling. A gold-gilded round label adorns the bottle, which is in the traditional bowling pin shape patented by Provence winemakers in the 1920’s.
Rivarose Sparkling Brut Rosé is 100% syrah. On the nose, strawberry and raspberry aromas dominate, the company says, while in the mouth the wine is bright with notes of citrus fruits and spice. This is an aperitif pairing with cured meats, crudités or Provencal dishes.