We know it’s only September, but it seems as though the holidays are just around the corner, and we’re already scoping out great gift ideas and potluck party goodies. We recently came across this fabulous Holiday Gift Box from one our Napa Valley friends--Ca’ Momi Winery.
About Ca’ Momi Winery
Ca’ Momi Winery was founded in Napa Valley in 2006 by Dario De Conti, Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Stefano Migotto—and their Italian-style wines have been “heartcrafted” with immense passion ever since. Their vibrant collection of Napa Valley wines includes classic, local favorites such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, as well as a few Italian-style field blends, such as their Rosso di Napa, which pairs exceptionally well with Italian cuisine.
Napa classics and Italian favorites aren’t the only Ca’ Momi wines pleasing palates though. Their Ca’ Secco Sparkling—made in the Italian Prosecco style but a touch less sweet and more dry—is the perfect bubbly to enjoy on its own, pair with food, or even serve up as a cocktail. This fun Holiday Gift Box that they are offering is going to make an excellent gift for family and friends, hosts/hostesses, and will undoubtedly be a favorite cocktail at any potluck party.
Ca’ Secco Sparkling
This lively, effervescent bubbly is made in the dry style with just a touch of residual sugar (1.3%) on the palate, which boasts flavors of pear, yellow apple, yellow peach, lemon zest and subtle tropical notes. This sparkling is made from a unique combination of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Muscat, and then fermented a second time in pressurized, temperature-controlled tanks to become sparkling wine before bottling.
This style of sparkling wine pays homage to the dry frizzante of Italy’s Veneto region, where the family is originally from. Its light, fruity characteristics and vivacious bubbles make it an excellent choice for crafting cocktails—especially when the cocktail is comprised of ingredients that honor the family’s Italian roots!
The Monte Rua Cocktail
In Veneto, the family’s Italian estate sits in the Euganean hills alongside Luxardo—a premier Italian liqueur producer. Inspired by the terroir of Veneto, the Monte Rua cocktail features Ca’ Momi Winery’s Ca’ Secco Sparkling, one Luxardo Maraschino Maraca Cherry, and a spoonful of the delectable Luxardo Maraschino Maraca Cherry Syrup in which the cherries are soaked and preserved. This delicious combination is perfect for just about every occasion, but is particularly festive for the holiday season.
When combined, the fruity flavors, lively bubbles, and touch of sweetness from the cherry syrup mingle on the palate beautifully. The cherry itself is a rich, tiny and delectable bite at the end of the cocktail that will only leave you wanting more. To enjoy this delicious Italian treat, keep you eyes peeled on the Ca’ Momi Winery website for the Holiday Gift Box release!
*Originally published on Feast it Forward.