Because 70% of Bottega's employees are female, women's causes are important. For years, the company has actively raised funds in the duty-free market and in Europe for research in the area of breast cancer.
So Bottega, officially launching Il Vino dei Poeti Rose at the LCBO (+277202, $12.45) this month, is donating a portion of that sparkler's October sales to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.
The rose sparkler is made from Pinot Nero and Raboso hand-picked grapes. The soft pressing gives it a rose colour and preserves the aromas. Expect apple tones, raspberries and strawberries in its frothy character. It's a party wine, especially at this price point. Serve as an aperitif, with hors d'oeuvre, or with a first festive course.
More details on the launch and cancer campaign can be had from firstname.lastname@example.org