Lake Bluff, Ill. April 7, 2016 – Just in time for the spring / summer “rosé rush,” Terlato Wines is launching six new rosé wines. Joining Michel Chapoutier’s popular Belleruche Rosé are new rosés from Il Poggione, Bodegas Valdemar, Sanford, Protea, Lapostolle and Michel Chapoutier’s daughter’s new eponymous rosé, Mathilde.
“Rosé is what everyone looks forward to this time of year – it’s bright, fresh, fun and food-friendly,” said Bill Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines.
“The rosé category is on fire in the U.S. We have grown Belleruche rosé to more than 60,000 cases in the last five years, and rosé sections are growing fast in retail shops and on wine lists. This year our portfolio of Rosé wines will grow to more than 100,000 cases.”
Terlato feels Millennials are driving the growth. “They have no memory of the white zinfandel that their grandparents may have drunk. Millennials love dry rosé. This collection offers exceptional discoveries from six different countries. Each is unique and delicious.”
Terlato’s new rosé portfolio includes wines from six countries: Il Poggione Brancato rosé from Toscana, Italy; Bodegas Valdemar rosé from Rioja, Spain; Protea rosé from South Africa; Sanford rosé from the Sta. Rita Hills in California; Lapostolle rosé from Colchagua, Chile and; Mathilde rosé from Provence, France.
The entire rosé portfolio will be supported with a PR campaign themed, “See the World Through Rosé.” Rosés from Terlato will be prominently featured at two La Nuit en Rosé events in New York and Los Angeles, and rosé happy hours will be hosted for major media outlets.
Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 100 brands from world class wine and spirits producers in more than a dozen countries, and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several small businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family’s winery investments and partnerships in some of the world’s most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Friuli, Italy and; Montalcino, Italy.
The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Family Vineyards; Sonoma County: Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Flor de Campo, Sanford; Santa Cruz: David Bruce; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Jack’s House; Mike Ditka Wines, Seven Daughters; Washington State: Grace Lane; Argentina: Cuarto Dominio, Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, the Lucky Country, Twelftree, Two Hands; Austria: Kracher; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Duval-Leroy, Chapoutier, Château de La Tour, Château de Sancerre, Château Timberlay, Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, Domaine, Drouhin-Laroze Domaine Labet, Domaine Ramonet, Domaine Georges Roumier, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; PIPER-HEIDSIECK; Greece: Boutari, Elios; Italy: Anselmi, Berlucchi, Ca’Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Cecchi, Colavita, Cusumano, Epsilon, Fizz 56, GAJA, Goretti, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Riondo, Terlato Vineyards; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Portugal: M. Chapoutier; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Durbanville Hills, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Nederburg, Plaisir de Merle, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Two Oceans; Spain: Bodegas Valdemar, Marco Abella. TD Artisan Spirits: Adelphi Selections Scotch, Amarula, Angostura Rum, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, Bisquit Cognac, Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky, Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt, Deanston Highland Single Malt Whisky, Distillatorio Nonino (Amaro and Grappa), Don Pancho Origenes Rum, Heartland Prohibition Gin, Langley’s No. 8 Gin; Ledaig Single Malt Scotch, Marnier XO Cognac, Riazul Tequila, Scottish Leader Blended Scotch Whisky, Tigre Blanc Vodka, Tiramisu Liqueur, Tobermory Single Malt Scotch.