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Murgo, Método Classico Brut RoséMount Etna, Sicily, Italy 2017 (750mL)

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Murgo, Método Classico Brut Rosé Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy 2017 (750mL)

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“This isn’t merely a “Champagne method,” sparkler, it’s a “Champagne quality” sparkler at a fraction of the typical Champagne price. Crafted on the slopes of Mount Etna, from its native Nerello Mascalese grape, Murgo’s Brut Rosé is one of the greatest sparkling wine values you’ll ever see.”

We just shake our heads in amazement every time we taste this Brut Rosé from Murgo. Why? Because it is one of the very best Champagne-method sparklers made anywhere in Italy, at a price that has remained unfathomably low. During our restaurant days, it was one of the most sure-fire by-the-glass pours one could offer: No one was longing for a $25-$30 glass of Champagne when this was on hand, and should you ever find yourself picking wines for a larger event, one for which Champagne may be too pricey, this one fills the bill impressively well. As we all know, wines made in the Champagne method are especially costly to produce: They are more labor- and equipment-intensive, and require tying up inventory for years before the wine is finally released. Given all this, I remain amazed that the Scammacca del Murgo family gets this hand-made Brut Rosé—crafted from Etna’s Nerello Mascalese grape and aged a full two years on its lees before final bottling—on the market for less than $30.

  • CountryItaly
  • RegionSicily
  • Sub-RegionMount Etna
  • SoilVolcanic
  • FarmingSustainable
  • BlendNerello Mascalese
  • Alcohol12.5%
  • Temp.Serve at 40-45° F
  • GlasswareAll Purpose White / Open-Mouthed Flute
  • DrinkingNow
  • PairingSalmon Puffs

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