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Raise A Glass To Our Newest Masterpiece

Our Wines 02/27/22

Written By Jean Sexton

This spring, we invite you to raise a glass to our newest masterpiece–a delightful white wine blend that is the first release in our Masterpiece Collection series.

Tasting notes

Masterpiece Collection white wine with fruit
Our new Masterpiece Collection White Wine features soft floral and almond aromas, plus flavors of citrus and slight hints of oak

“Smooth, refreshing, and off-dry with floral and citrus notes, this wine was handcrafted to honor George Vanderbilt’s legacy as a collector of extraordinary art and exceptional vintages,” said Shruthi Dhoopati, Assistant Winemaker. “It echoes the return of warm weather with soft floral and almond aromas, plus flavors of citrus and slight hints of oak.”

A masterpiece of Impressionist art

Strada Romana à Bordighera landscape painting by Claude Monet
“Strada Romana à Bordighera,” an Italian landscape painted in 1884 by Claude Monet, was purchased by George Vanderbilt in 1892

The label features an original landscape painting by Impressionist artist Claude Monet. He captured a colorful scene entitled Strada Romana à Bordighera in 1884, and Vanderbilt purchased it from Durand-Ruel, a noted dealer of Impressionist art, in 1892.

In addition, Vanderbilt acquired another Monet landscape entitled Belle-Île, le chenal de Port-Goulphar (1886) that remains in the Biltmore collection today. Beginning this spring, both paintings will be displayed in Biltmore House for the first time in many years.

Choosing the label

Masterpiece Collection White Wine with paint brushes and tulips
Our Masterpiece Collection White Wine captures the essence of spring!

“We chose Strada Romana à Bordighera as the label for our new Masterpiece Collection White Wine because of its lovely colors and bright energy,” Shruthi noted. “It captures the feel of warmer weather and the desire all of us feel to enjoy the outdoors during spring and summer.”

Pairing this masterpiece with your favorite flavors

Masterpiece Collection White Wine with tiramisu
Pair this lovely white wine with your favorite flavors–including decadent desserts like tiramisu!

According to Shruthi, our Masterpiece Collection White Wine pairs perfectly with the lighter fare we favor in spring and summer.

“Try it with classic fare such as crab, ham, fried oysters, salmon, and pasta with cream sauce for a light meal, or make a small moment memorable as you sip it by the glass in the garden on warm evenings, pack it for your next picnic, and enjoy it with friends at brunch or lunch,” said Shruthi.

Masterpiece Collection white wine with glasses
In addition to its crisp, refreshing flavors, the label featuring original artwork by Claude Monet makes this wine an exceptional gift

Select this special masterpiece for spring!

If you’re looking for a special gift for spring and summer occasions such as Easter, Mother’s Day, bridal luncheons, weddings, and college graduations, this wine’s one-of-a-kind label makes it a charming gift for art lovers and those who appreciate all things Biltmore.

Our Masterpiece Collection White Wine is now available in estate shops and online.

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AK
6 months ago

I love the painting! It would be so nice to view them both, and taste that wine!

Kelly
6 months ago

Myself and a friend will be there in June. Can’t wait!

VM
6 months ago

How sweet is this wine?

Dale Reamy
6 months ago

Don’t go anywhere Biltmore. See you this Fall ; )

Lisa
3 months ago

I bought this on a recent visit. Should it be served cold or room temperature?

Lynda
3 months ago

We visited the Biltmore last month for the first time. I grew up in Asheville and as a kid was all over the estate but never saw the inside of this beautiful estate. We are already planning a trip around the holidays to see the estate decorated. While we were there my friend and I arranged to do the wine tasting. We liked several of your wines but really liked the Biltmore Masterpiece Collection White Wine. We each purchased 3 or 4 bottles. Sad to say I only have 1 bottle left. Is this wine available for purchase at any… Read more »

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