Tag: sparkling

Faire la Fete Cremant de Limoux Brut Rosé Non Vintage, France

Light salmon in color.

Fruity nose with raspberries, strawberries, lemons, citrus, bread, green apples, grapefruits, spices, minerals and yeast.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Refreshing with medium sized bubbles.

Dry on the palate with citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, yeast, strawberries, minerals, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice surprise. A very elegant sparkling wine from France. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity and good by itself or with food.

I paired it with a nice day by the pool.

Made in the traditional method.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$20.

Faire la Fête Brut Cremant de Limoux Non-Vintage, France

Pale lemon in color.

Nose of limes, grapefruits, citrus, yeast, bread, green apples, minerals and sea salt.

Medium bodied with medium plus sized bubbles and medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, bread, yeast, bitter herbs, spices and earth.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice sparkling wine from the south of France. Easy drinking with food or without. Nicely balanced with nice acidity.

I paired it with 3 different Caviars, Whitefish, red Salmon and Lumpfish. Very tasty and interesting to compare.

Made in the traditional method.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$17.

Ca’ d’Or Winery Franciacorta Saten Brut Non Vintage DOCG, Italy

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Light nose of lemons, citrus, green apples, earth, light peaches, minerals and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with tiny bubbles and high acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, spices, peaches, minerals, salt, light yeast and white pepper.

Medium finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice surprise. A very enjoyable sparkling wine from Italy. Nicely balanced with bright acidity.

Showing mild complexity and better after 30 minutes of airtime. Tasty and enjoyable.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with soft and hard cheeses and crackers.

100% Chardonnay grapes Aged for 7 months in oak barrels, and then 30 months on its lees.

12% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$37.

Ca’ d’Or Winery Franciacorta Saten Brut Non Vintage DOCG, Italy

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Light nose of lemons, citrus, green apples, earth, light peaches, minerals and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with tiny bubbles and high acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, spices, peaches, minerals, salt, light yeast and white pepper.

Medium finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice surprise. A very enjoyable sparkling wine from Italy. Nicely balanced with bright acidity.

Showing mild complexity and better after 30 minutes of airtime. Tasty and enjoyable.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with soft and hard cheeses and crackers.

100% Chardonnay grapes Aged for 7 months in oak barrels, and then 30 months on its lees.

12% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$37.

Tussock Jumper Treviso Prosecco Extra Dry NV, Italy

Very light in color, almost see through.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with medium size bubbles.

Showing citrus, lemons, tropical fruits, green apples and spices.

This is an easy drinking sparking wine from Italy.

Simple and good for parties.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with soft goat cheese and fresh berries.

11% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$14.

Bitch Bubbly Sparkling Non Vintage, Spain 89

Dark salmon in color with light intensity.

Light nose of strawberries and citrus with small bubbles.

Sweet and fruity on the palate with raspberries, sweet strawberries, citrus, lemons and apples.

Medium finish with sweet raspberries.

What a fun sparkling Rosé from Spain this is. Sweet and bubbly and Great for parties.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, by the porch or pool.

I took it to an afternoon party, and it was a big hit. Everyone at the party loved it.

A blend of Chardonnay, Shiraz and Grenache.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

11% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$13.