We normally buy Ballatore Rosso Red Spumante (with the darker ruby color) but have not been able to find it anywhere. All we can find is the Ballatore Moscato Rose and it is not the same! Have they stopped making it and replaced it with the Moscato Rose? I hope not.......
Sweeter than anticipated but, for the price, still very drinkable.
Wine Maker Notes
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 .
The brand was launched in 1983 by and named after the Gallo Sparkling wine master (Spirito Ballatore). His signature is on the neckband around the bottle. Spirito wanted to pull from his Italian heritage to create a California Spumante. Spirito also wanted to bring more consumers into the Sparkling wine category and thought that a Spumante, a sweeter styled Sparkling wine, would help to do that. Spirito is now retired in Modesto and enjoys spending time with his family.
While spumantes are traditionally enjoyed with desserts, Ballatore Rosso Red Spumante is a delightful companion for any occasion.