Since its introduction in 1984, Ballatore Cellars Gran Spumante has consistently won top honors in many of the nation`s most prestigious wine tasting competitions. To date, Ballatore Gran Spumante holds over 250 awards.
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Building on this success, winemaker Spirito Ballatore recently married the award-winning taste of his Gran Spumante with a select blend of red wine varietals to craft a unique new sparkling wine - Ballatore Rosso Red Spumante .
While spumantes are traditionally enjoyed with desserts, Ballatore Rosso Red Spumante is a delightful companion for any occasion.
Every great wine has a story, and Ballatore?s begins 25 years ago with a man on a mission. In 1983, winemaker Spirito Ballatore set out to produce a sparkling wine that represented the best of Italy, a wine that could be enjoyed both every day and for special occasions. He styled his sparkling wine after Italian Spumantes using a proprietary and complex blend of California grapes. The result, formally introduced in 1985, was a bouquet of flavors and inviting aromas reminiscent of ripe peaches and apricots. Well-balanced and rich in character, this sparkling wine refreshes the palate with flavors of melon and a crisp, clean finish ? one that has earned more than 250 prestigious awards from wine spectators around the country.