Champagne & Sparkling    Rosé    Other Spain    Spain   
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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Juve Y Camps Rose Brut Cava
Juve Y Camps Rose Brut Cava
(search item no. 92465)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $17.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Brut Rosé Juvé y Camps is produced from Pinot Noir grapes grown in the Feixa 1 vineyard at the Espiells estate. The free run juice is allowed a brief maceration on the skins.

The wine is of a pretty, deep pink color. On the nose there are both floral and berry fruit notes in perfect harmony. Long bottle aging – 3 years -has brought balance, length and weight while retaining freshness and vivacity.

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About Juve Y Camps:

Juvé y Camps has been a family run company for three generations and has garnered an international reputation. Over two hundred years ago, Joan Juvé Mir, a bold and enterprising vine grower with ideas way ahead of his time, laid the foundations of what would become the family firm.

He began the task which was carried on by his son, Antoni Juvé Escaiola, who, amongst other challenges, had to confront the effects of the terrible phylloxera plague. Advocating replanting, with other leading figures of the Penedes, he led a drive to restore the vineyards and to rebuild the wine production of the region.

A man respected and loved by his contemporaries, his example encouraged his son, Joan Juvé Baqués, to build the family's first winery. He married Teresa Camps Farré, an exceptional woman and an enthusiastic supporter who inspired her husband to launch, in 1921, the first sparkling wine under the "Juvé" brand. It was made in the underground cellars beneath the family home in San Sadurní d'Anoia.



Red Wines    Sangiovese    Tuscany    Italy   
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Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2007
Santa Margherita Chianti Classico Riserva (375ML half-bottle) 2007
(search item no. 112710)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Santa Margherita is renowned for its elegant and authentic Italian style. This wine is made with grapes from its vineyards in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region and is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot grapes. The additional aging time required to be a Riserva produces softer tannins and a more mature finish.

The color is deep and dense ruby red, with aromas of very ripe black cherries and plums, then floral hints of gladiolus. The palate exudes initial fruits and spices that shift gradually into fruits and herbal notes.

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About Santa Margherita:

Santa Margherita introduced Pinot Grigio in 1980, and has become one of America's favorite premium wines. Recently voted the most popular imported wine, red or white, in top restaurants for the 11th consecutive year (Wine & Spirits 4/06), Santa Margherita remains a favorite among wine enthusiasts for its crisp, ripe character and consistent quality.