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Posted December 29th, 2015 in California, Italy, Rose, Spain, Sparkling

Cheers to a Fruitful 2016!


IPO Wines is turning 10 years old at the start of the new year and in celebration we are forecasting the top wine trends for 2016. We have also gone ahead and rounded up 10 trend worthy wines that you need to place on your wine list or shelves in the new year.

Prosecco, Rosé and Californian Pinot Noir were incredibly popular in 2015 and persist in 2016. Corsican wines, Languedoc-Roussillon red wines, Sicilian wines and fresh styles of Spanish wines will grow in popularity as well. Consumers will have an increased desire to learn more about how their wine is produced. Wineries with natural wine methods, dedication to terroir and genuine authenticity will continue to excite consumers. And no matter what, sparkling wines and Champagne will never go out of style.

NV Riofavara Spumante Extra Brut


This organic sparkling wine from Sicily is produced with Riofavara’s own indigenous yeasts. Tasting Notes: Straw yellow, good foam with good perlage evolving. Intense, slightly aromatic and mineral aroma with hints of yeast, structured, good acidity, persistent. –The Winery




NV Sommariva Prosecco di Conegliano Brut

prosecco nvThis Prosecco is produced using sustainable practices in Veneto, Italy. Tasting Notes: A delicious citrine aroma and herb freshness with pleasant bread crust touches reach the palate together.





NV Breton Vouvray Pétillant Méthode Traditionnelle “La Dilettante”

This sparkling Vouvray is produced from organic and biodynamic methods with low to no sulfur and indigenous yeasts. Tasting Notes: This plump, open-knit white offers lovely heather, ginger, creamed pear and persimmon flavors, with a long, brioche-tinged finish. -Wine Spectator



Recolte Noire NV

NV Dosnon & Lepage Champagne Brut Blanc de Noirs “Récolte Noire”

This Champagne is hails from a small artisanal Champagne house which ferments and ages their wine in Puligny-Montrachet barrels. Tasting Notes: This fresh, fragrant version offers layered flavors of peach gelee, damson plum preserves, smoke, fresh flowers and citrus zest, with accents of ground ginger, cinnamon and anise spice. –Wine Spectator

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2009 Malat Brut Rosé

This bubbly rosé is produced in Austria following traditional practices. Tasting Notes: very fine mousseux, herbal notes and aromas of raspberries and strawberries, a hint of biscuit, lively structure, and a dry finish.




2013 Abbatucci Vin de France Rosé “Cuvee Faustine”

This Corsican rosé is produced following biodynamic practices and is fermented and aged in stainless steel. Tasting Notes: Vibrant red berry, blood orange and floral aromas, with an intense mineral overlay and a hint of white pepper adding spiciness. Nervy and precise, offering juicy redcurrant and bitter citrus pith flavors, along with notes of succulent herbs and lavender. –Vinous




2012 LUTUM Sanford and Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir

This Californian Pinot Noir hails from one of the oldest vineyards in Santa Barbara County. Tasting Notes: The nose on this wine is very precise, full of fresh red cherries and tart cranberries. On the palate, the vibrant red berry flavors blend with dried herbs and savory spice.




                                       2014 Marengo Emiliu Rouge

unnamedThis 100% Grenache wine from Corsica is produced in a very dry place called Désert des Agriates. Tasting Notes: This wine is very fresh, fruity, and easy to drink before a meal.




B.A.T. Magnon

2013 Maxime Magnon Corbieres “La Rozeta” Rouge

Hailing from the Languedoc-Roussillon region in France, this vineyard is certified organic, but biodynamic practices are uses as well. Tasting Notes: Some call it wine; we call it a schist and limestone miracle tonic. Silky and spicy with a highly unusual amount of buoyancy—you’ll want to drink it all day long. -Kermit Lynch




2013 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas

This Spanish wine from Madrid is 100% old vine Garnacha grown at 3,000 feet elevation. Tasting Notes: With a mixture of violets, red berries, balsamic herbs and a spicy touch. The palate is medium-bodied, with very good balance, very fine tannins and a fine thread of acidity providing backbone to the wine. –Wine Advocate






Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!











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