A European tradition whereby the grape harvest is celebrated with a glass of partially fermented juice is coming to Sacramento.
Starting on or about Sept. 21, the restaurant Seasons 52 at Arden Fair will offer by glass its version of “Harvest wine,” a richly aromatic, fruity, sweet and spritzy sauvignon blanc by Mauritson Wines of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley.
The wine, evocative of nectarine, pineapple and apple, is hazy from suspended yeast cells and weighs in at only around six percent alcohol. Sacramento is one of four restaurants in the 44-outlet chain to receive three kegs each of the wine; the others are in Kansas City, San Diego and Chicago.
George Miliotes, the chain’s Master Sommelier, expects the kegs to sell out within three weeks.