July 26, 2016 Posted by admin in Wine

Sparkling Wines

Many people think of sparkling wines only for holidays or other celebratory occasions.  Let's not forget that sparkling wines are great summer wines.  Wheather a crisp brut or a smooth demi-sec, bubbly adds a festive touch to picnics, barbecues and other warm weather pursuits.  There is nothing like a bottle of sparkling wine to enjoy an inspiring summer sunset.

Here are five of our favorite go to summer sparklers.  All are reasonably priced from $10.99 to $18.99.

Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut,  from France, is sourced from the oldest sparkling wine producing region on the planet.  Still made in the traditional way, Saint-Hilaire Brut displays aromas of peach, pear and green apple with a wonderful creamy mouthful.  Think non-vintage champagne at a fraction of the cost.   

Destello Cava Brut Reserva, from Spain, is aged in the bottle from eighteen months giving it great character.  Enjoy the fresh scents of apple and pear.  The crisp orchard fruits and a lively minerality carry it to a smooth finish.

Lobetia Pink Bubbles, also from Spain is made from organic estate grown grapes.  Clean and bright coloured with a pale rose tone.  On the nose there is a red cherry bouquet.  On the palate, you have a full flavor with good acidity.

Next, we have Rotari Brut Rose, an elegant sparkler from the Trentino Territory in Northern Italy.  Pale pink in color and an aroma of red fruits.  This wine is delicate and fragrant, softly structured with lively acidity and minerality.

Also from Italy, Tuscany, we have Splendia.  It is a sweet sparkling wine made from Merlot grapes.  Light and delicate, strawberies seemingly pour from the bottle.  A nice fruity alternative to the usual sparkling wine offerings.

These are just sample, stop in and see our large sparkling wine selection.  We're sure you'll  find your own go-to.

Enjoy the rest of the summer.