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MOLETTO ROSA : 85 POINTS FROM WINE ENTHUSIAST

The excellent -and unexpected- evaluation awarded by this prestigious magazine.
A wonderful and unexpected surprise has arrived from the United States to bring 2006 to a satisfying close: the prestigious magazine, Wine Enthusiast, has awarded Moletto Rosa 2005 a total of 85 points. Last June, the 2004 vintage Moletto Rosa won the "Seal of approval" at the International Wine Challenge 2006 held in London. The 85 points for Moletto Rosa 2005 from Wine Enthusiast confirms the current trend of growing customer preference (especially young and female consumers) for rosé wines. Rosé wines are attractive because they have a more complex taste than white wines, but are fresher than reds, and this makes them the best choice for a wine to be drunk throughout a meal. And this was noted by those writing for Wine Enthusiast: "The year’s biggest trend from Italy’s Prosecco region is rosé sparkling wine. These wines embody the fresh buoyancy of traditional Prosecco with a fruitier, richer aromatic ensemble. Moletto’s Rosa, made from Tocai Rosso grapes, is a perfect example: The nose is redolent of raspberry and cranberry but also has an interesting brambly edge for added dimension. The piquancy of the bubbles hits the palate first but is smoothed out by crème de cassis-like flavors and pink grapefruit." Moletto Rosa is imported into the US by Laird & Co. It is an intense, lively and sparkling rosé that is excellent as an aperitif or with fish dishes, light starters, traditional Italian hams and sliced cold meats even those particularly strong flavoured.