Cheers! It’s Wine Wednesday! This week, we are looking at a newer wine that’s out there called Mia Rosa Wine.
The winemakers of this particular brand reached out to me to sample it and, of course, I was not going to say “no”! I’m really excited to be bringing you this review and my thoughts on this wine, as well as a private interview from the winemaker himself, just in time for spring and summer.
You can find more about this brand on the Mia Rose website.
Mia Rosa Wine
First, a little information from the winemaker, Robert Michero.
- Where did the idea for this specific type of wine come from? The sweeter nature of both the white and the red is so interesting!]
The idea for the Rosso came from the Moscato. The white Moscato, an aromatic grape, is indigenous to the Piedmont Region of Italy. The wine itself has been around for many, many years. It’s very nature is that of a fruity, semi-sweet wine, with low alcohol and delicious flavors of peach, apricot, and pear. The Rosso is its counterpart which never existed until approximately 12 years ago. It was created as a red counterpart to the Moscato in a flavor profile between raspberry, strawberry, and red berry nuances.. However, the grapes that make it up are not Moscato.
- What drew you to the specific tasting notes in each of the wines?
If you mean how do we describe the MIA ROSA wines, the notes of flavor are from the organoleptic definitions of the wines, as described above. As it relates to a Moscato or Rosso, we sought out a semi-sweet, semi-sparkling wine that was flavorful, light, unpretentious and easy to drink, natural flavors which are rived from the sourced and blended grape varietals. The white being Moscato and the red from grapes which are a proprietary secret at this time.
- Do you plan on expanding the Mia Rosa brands to other types as well?
Right now we are only focused on producing a wonderful MIA ROSA Moscato and Rosso. Perhaps we will consider additional MIA ROSA wines in the future.
- What would you say are the best food pairings to go with both the white and the red?
As noted on the back label of our wines: Cheeses and Fruits pair really well with our wine. Both are best enjoyed when chilled. Also, desserts and appetizers!
- How did you get into the wine business?
I was born, raised, and educated into it from my family’s wine business, and then through my college and graduate studies. I have been in the wine business for over 40 years.
Now… onto the wines!
Mia Rosa Moscato
Bouquet: Fresh apple
Tasting Notes: With heavy notes of peach and pear, this moscato also has a hint of tartness to balance out the sweet with notes of apple. This has many of the flavors you normally find in a moscato, with the added brightness from the semi-sparkling nature of the wine. It isn’t a wine with many layers, but an overall pleasant and smooth flavor.
I would give this a 4 out of 5 for a sparkling wine.
Mia Rosa Dolce Rosso
Bouquet: Raspberries, jammy
Tasting Notes: Not overpoweringly sweet, but still a lot of bright raspberry and red berry notes. The small amount of bubbles in this wine adds brightness to the tartness and sweet notes of the berries. This wine served chilled really brings out the different red berries.
I would give this 4.5 out of 5 for a sparkling wine.
Both of these wines would be excellent choices for warmer weather. Because they are semi-sparkling and sweet, they make an excellent day wine or for an outdoor event in the summer. They are both best when they are chilled. I found the Dolce Rosso to be even better more chilled than the Moscato surprisingly.
While I am not usually a huge fan of really sweet wines, because of the flavors that these particular wines posses, they come across as a wine/champagne combination to me which I love! The Dolce Rosso was my favorite out of the two, although neither wine disappointed.
This wine does contain less alcohol than normal wine, which makes it much more of a guiltless treat if you drink it for brunch with friends! Wine before noon, yes please:)
I really enjoyed the freshness and brightness in both of these wines, and they will be my go-to throughout the spring and summer. I am already looking forward to placing an order.
Let us know, would you like to see a giveaway with this wine?
*Cheers to finding new wines to enjoy with this warm weather*