Stephs Cheers and Jeers was provided the samples mentioned in this post in return for an unbiased review.
I am a HUGE sucker for pink wine, it’s actually my favorite and I was super eager to do a taste test of the Rosé Wine that Santa Margherita sells.
Santa Margherita is most known for their Pinot Grigio, Over 80 years ago Count Gaetano Marzotto lead a revitalization an abandoned portion of Venetian countryside and by doing so helped restore traditional wine-making to the region. He employed both new agricultural science and concern for the Italian people and even named the new endeavor after his beloved wife Margherita. Since Santa Margherita has grown and has Vineyards all over Italy, they also dedicated to social responsibility and environmental sustainability as well as preserving Italian heritage.
Their selection of wines has something for everyone! Like I mentioned above they are most known for their Pinot Grigio but they also offer Prosecco Superiore, Chianti Classico Riservam, and my favorite, Sparkling Rosé.Santa Margherita produces their Sparkling Rosé by starting with white wine made from Glera grapes which are used to produce Prosecco, they then add Chardonnay and a small amount of Malbec for richness and color. This blend undergoes a second fermentation and is then matured for 6 months in pressurized tanks.
You can read a full breakdown of this product below:
Grapes: Chardonnay, Glera, Malbec
Production area: a hilly area in the province of Treviso and the eastern area in the province of venice
Alcohol content: 11.5% vol.
Serving temperature: 42° – 46° f
Recommended glass: medium-sized tulip-shaped, narrowing towards the rim
Aspect and elevation: 0 – 1,150 ft. Above sea level
Soil type: fluvial (chardonnay), morainic (glera), fluvial and lagoon (malbec)
Training system: guyot (chardonnay), sylvoz/double guyot (glera), spurred cordon (malbec)
Planting density: 3,500-4000 vines per hectare (chardonnay), 1,215 – 1,415 per acre (glera), 2,105 per acre (malbec)
Harvest period: second half of September
Aging potential: 1-2 years, meant to be enjoyed fresh
Sugar content: 8.3g/750ml
I LOVE this wine! Its very flavorful and is probably one of my favorite pink wines. It has a very pleasant taste and aroma which makes it a very easy drinking wine.
Their website does not have a store locator but I did find you can purchase their products on Wine.com.