Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and Mumm Napa, one of California’s top sparkling wine houses, are making music to the joy of onephiles and Santana fans worldwide with the release of an exclusive sparkling wine. The new wine, Mumm Napa Supernatural Rosé, continues the longstanding relationship between Santana and Mumm Napa, and is the second bottling produced through collaboration between the two legends .
The 2006 Supernatural Rosé ($65) has limited availability and can be found at Mumm Napa Winery and online at www.mummnapa.com. The Supernatural Rosé label is a tribute to Santana’s Grammy Award winning album, Supernatural. Much like the song “Smooth,” and other now classic tracks on that album, Supernatural Rosé is also the product of careful collaboration. Mumm Napa winemaker Ludovic Dervin worked closely with Santana, using his feedback on wine style to create an elegant and lively sparkling wine with a rich, creamy palate featuring flavors of fig and blackberry jam.
“It is always a pleasure working with Carlos to make a wine because like music, wine can also really be about personal expression,” notes Mumm Napa winemaker Ludovic Dervin. “Supernatural Rosé is very much an expression of Carlos and Mumm Napa – not only is it vibrant and lively, but it is also approachably luxurious.”
This latest work of art , Mumm Napa Supernatural Rosé is a tête de cuvée, or top bottling, and comes from specially selected lots from Mumm Napa’s best vineyards in the Napa Valley. The Supernatural Rosé cuvée comes from the 2006 vintage and is 100% Napa Valley grapes, with a 50%/50% blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
“It brings me great joy to partner with Mumm Napa to collaborate on the Supernatural Rosé sparkling wine. Mumm Napa represents the best of Napa Valley and shares a commitment to excellence. The Supernatural Rosé is a supreme compliment to this integrity,” comments Santana. “Proceeds received from this partnership go to support The Milagro Foundation, for the purpose of helping underserved and vulnerable children by making grants to organizations in the areas of education, health and the arts. Funds received from Mumm Napa are used to support teen substance abuse programs.”
A portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold will benefit the Milagro Foundation. Established by Carlos and his family in 1998, the foundation supports non-profit organizations and programs worldwide working with children and youth in the areas of the arts, education and health. Since its inception, Milagro has granted more than $5 million.
To celebrate the occasion , Santana will celebrate the launch of Supernatural Rosé on May 22, 2013 with a toast at House of Blues Las Vegas, where he performs his intimate residency. Tickets for An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live “Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow” are on sale now with performances through November 2013. Fans within a few feet of the music legend can select from several intimate locations within the venue, from a limited number of exclusive VIP packages including meet and greets, limited edition photos, specialty dining/beverage packages and more. For more information, please visit www.houseofblues.com/Santana.