February 2013 - All International Sparkling Wines

This month's Wine feature is All International Sparkling Wines
All International Sparkling Wines Reviews
201247
Belmondo
NV Prosecco DOC
Lively aromas of ripe pear and banana with a crisp fruity light-to-medium body and a a juicy mouthwatering tropical citrus and meringue driven finish. A delicious Prosecco for all occasions.
92 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201007
Gooseneck Vineyards
NV Prosecco DOC
Aromas and flavors of apple, pear, and banana with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy lemon curd and pineapple accented finish. Nice tropical fruit salad-like flavors. A real crowd pleaser.
90 points $18.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201248
Piccini
NV Prosecco DOC
Aromas of tart apple and peach with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, pear and lemon-lime finish. Refreshing.
89 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201068
Tarantas
2011 Sparkling Rosé Spain
Rich scarlet color with a rim of mousse. Aromas and flavors of cranberries and apples with tangy, fruity medium body and a mouthwatering pomegranate sorbet, praline and mineral accented finish. A nicely balanced sparkler.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200906
Anna de Codorníu
NV Brut Rosé D.O. Cava
Steely salmon color. Aromas of strawberry tart, nut and cocoa with a crisp, frothy dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, pomegranate and green apple finish. Nice balance and vibrancy.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200905
Anna de Codorníu
NV Brut D.O. Cava
yellow color. Robust aromas of baked apple, peach and banana have a rubbery edge with a highly carbonated dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy pineapple and lime tart finish. Nice mouthwatering acidity, will be great with food.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200973
Henkell
NV Blanc de Blancs Germany
Golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon, nut, and beeswax with a crisp, frothy fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a refreshing nectarine and mineral driven finish. A pleasant celebratory sipper.
86 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200900
Sweet Bitch
NV Moscato Rosé Bubbly Italy
Pretty silver pink color. Aromas and flavors of berry taffy and cherry soda with a crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy orange sherbet accented finish. A tasty off-dry sipper.
86 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200975
Henkell
NV Riesling Sparkling Germany
Golden silver color. Aromas of green apple, peach tart, and mineral with crisp, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a tangy orange, melon and apple accented finish. A pleasant sipper.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200974
Henkell
NV Trocken Germany
Aroma of lemon, nut, and wax with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, sweet citrus, peach, nougat, and melon accented finish. Tasty.
85 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201067
Tarantas
2011 Sparkling White Spain
Aromas of nectarine, plain yogurt, and lemon seed with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and tangy, Meyer lemon and earth accented finish.
84 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
200904
Codorníu
NV Original D.O. Cava
yellow color. Aromas of peach yogurt, fig cookie and a hint of rubber with a crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and and tangy lemon finish. A charming rustic sipper.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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