Butterfly Kiss Empress Red Blend is made from five varietals: Merlot, Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Each of these varietals was chosen for its intense fruit character and silky mouthfeel. The Merlot creates a soft, supple base with ripe cherry flavors, the Grenache lends layers of strawberry, the Syrah a touch of blueberry, and the Petite Sirah and Zinfandel give the darker, riper fruit. To maintain the elegant, fruit-driven style, Winemaker Jason Dodge used a light hand with oak, keeping flavors bright and fresh.
A fanciful and fun red wine, our 2011 Empress Red Blend opens with lifted berry aromas, kissed by a hint of oak. Ripe raspberry, boysenberry pie, currants and plums evolve through the silky, soft palate. Velvety layers of fruit and spice continue gracefully through the long, elegant finish. Light and bright, this is the perfect red wine for gathering with friends, sipping at a luncheon, or simply enjoying with a good book on the porch.
Treat yourself to sheer bliss with a glass of Butterfly Kiss. In this delightfully lush Empress Red Blend, you'll taste a kiss of chocolate covers cherries, strawberry, and blubbery flavors with smooth lingering finish.
Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, the premium wine division of Diageo, has added a new Empress Red Blend to the collection of Butterfly Kiss™ wines, a lifestyle series of wine, created by HirstBK-Empress-Red-Blend-Launch Pacific Ltd,.Their mission was to “create a romantic wine brand that celebrates special moments in a woman’s life and for today’s multi-tasking woman whom at times needs to sit back, relax and enjoy some well–deserved “me time”.” The name Butterfly Kiss™ added that “intimately fun touch” to the brand.