Sparkling wines are often judged not only by the sites they are from,
but by the skill of the winemaker as it comes to blending, and coaxing
the carbonation into the wine. The biggest example of this skill is the
honed in nature of the most famous sparkling wine region in the world,
Champagne. There are other regions that have a long history of making
high quality sparkling wines with methods similar to Champagne. This
value pack will show you 3 examples of those alongside of a bottle of
grower-producer Champagne; as well as 3 examples of more economical
sparkling wines. There is never not a reason to drink more bubbles!
1 bottle each of the following:
den Mond 'Rose Cuvee' Rose Sekt - Germany
Germans are one of the world's largest consumers of sparkling
wine. Not surprisingly, they make some great examples to
quench that thirst. This rose Sekt is made from a blend of
grapes including Pinot Noir, and Dornfelder from both the
Pfalz and Rheinhessen regions in Germany. You will find
bing cherry, strawberry, and raspberry flavors
with notes of red carnation flowers, and chalk.
Adami 'Garbel' Prosecco Treviso - Veneto, Italy
Prosecco is one of the most well known sparkling wines. Its
reasonable price and vibrant expressiveness make it popular.
Adami is one of the top quality producers out there. They
stand out like a jewel in a crowd of competitors where
attention to quality can fall to secondary importance.
Garbel shows crisp fruit flavors of lemon zest, white
nectarine, and fresh cut honeydew melon. The soft mousse of
bubbles bolsters the light body and supports the
gardena-like and jasmine floral aromas.
Joan Rovira Baques Brut Cava - Catalunya, Spain
This beautifully delicious and traditional Cava is sourced
from the vineyards of Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, just west of
Barcelona. Mainly Xarel-lo, Macabeo, and Chardonnay in the
blend; it shows green apples, and citrus peel with chalky
minerals, fresh white flowers, a delicate texture and
Riesling Sekt - Rheingau, Germany
is one of the most highly regarded sparkling wine makers in
Germany. All of their sekt see extended aging on the lees
before they are released. They typically see at least 18
months minimum aging before being released. Riesling makes
for wonderful sparkling wines because of the citrusy
acidity, and intense aromatics. Created using the traditional method, this is a fantastic representation of an extra dry German Sekt (Sparkling Wine). This a unique bubbly with a nose that is toasty and yeasty, and a body that is extra dry, crisp, prickly and a fantastic representation of an outstanding German Sekt. This is a wonderful wine for anyone who loves dry Riesling and Champagne. This product merges those two seamlessly. Enjoy with food or stand alone!
Gérard Bertrand Crémant de Limoux Brut - Limoux, France
This cuvee is a tribute from Gerhard Bertrand to Thomas Jefferson, the most French of American presidents. He was Limounx's greatest admirer, and he discretely cultivated his love for France and for Limoux sparkling wine. In fact, wine from Limoux was the only sparkling wine to be found in his wine cellar.This wine is 70% Chardonnay, 15% Chenin Blanc, 10% Mauzac, 5% Pinot Noir. The grapes are grown at the highest elevation vineyards in the south of France, where hot days and cool nights ensure freshness, fruitiness and elegance in unique sparkling wine.
Bochet-Lemoine "Cuvee Selecctionnee"- Champagne, France
The 'Cuvée Selectionnee' is made from three grape varieties, Pinot Meunier (55%), the Pinot Noir (30%), and a touch of Chardonnay (15%). This wine is made from a blend of several different vintages. With great finesse, this well balanced wine has subtle aromas and works well as an aperitif, with many different courses throughout a meal, or really at any time of the day.