August 2012 - All International Sparkling Wines

This month's Wine feature is All International Sparkling Wines
All International Sparkling Wines Reviews
198883
Ornella Molon
2010 Raboso Frizzante Veneto IGT
deep garnet color. Earthy bark, mushroom, and mulberry aromas with a dryish medium body and a tart roasted cranberry, herb, and apple core accented finish. A dry rustic table wine; try with proscuitto.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198875
Casa Catelli
NV Prosecco DOC
Spicy apple sauce and honeyed pear tart aromas with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, delicate, citrus and spicy crust finish. A solid sipper.
86 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198998
Bagrationi
2007 Reserve Brut Georgia
Pale golden color. Aromas of caramel apple-pear tart a la mode with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppered melon, baked lemon, and earth accented finish.
86 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198876
Christina
NV Spumante Dulce Veneto
Aromas of yeasty lemon bread, milled floral bath soap, and pudding aromas with a fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a honeyed nectarine and pear finish. A sweet sparkler.
85 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198807
Veuve du Vernay
NV Brut France
Golden silver color. Toasty brioche and nuts, and lemon meringue aromas with a effervescent, tangy, light-to-medium body and a melon, starfruit, and lime sorbet accented finish. A nice easy drinking fruity sparkler.
85 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198877
Terra
2010 Sparkling Malbec Mendoza
Light ruby color. Aromas of honey baked cherries, cedar, and nougat with a frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, cherry-lemon strudel finish. A tasty crowd pleaser.
85 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198899
Macaron
NV Prosecco DOC
Pleasant tropical fruit cocktail and coconut gelato aromas with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy peach sorbet and citrus marmalade finish. A fun, flavorful sipper.
85 points $14.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198806
Veuve du Vernay
NV Brut Rosé France
Silvery pink color. Aromas of strawberry-rhubarb pie and cherry phosphate with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy, lemon spritzed apple sauce and citrus zest finish.
84 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198997
Bagrationi
NV Classic Brut Georgia
Yellow straw with big bubbles. Fruity taffy and fresh apple cobbler aromas have a hint of rubber sap with a finely frothy fruity-yet-dry medium body and a touch of coconut, citrus rind, and whipped cream on the finish. An interesting rustic sipper.
84 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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