August 2013 - All International Sparkling Wines

This month's Wine feature is All International Sparkling Wines
All International Sparkling Wines Reviews
203059
Côté Mas
NV Brut Crémant de Limoux AOC
Toasty aromas of brioche, fig and roasted almond with a tangy, delicately effervescent medium body and a piquant, dry, lemon, nectarine and mineral accented finish. A wonderful mouthwatering sipper or table sparkler, especially with shellfish.
93 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
203060
Côté Mas
NV Blanquette Méthode Ancestrale AOP
Pale golden silver color. Bright floral aromas of peach blossoms, honeycomb, and spicy poached apples with a crisp, vibrantly effervescent fruity medium-to-full body and a long, complex green apple, orange, honeyed golden raisin, and chalk driven finish. A delicious, off-dry sparkler.
93 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
203061
Côté Mas
NV Rosé Brut Crémant de Limoux AOC
Light silvery pink color. Interesting aromas of strawberries, chive blossoms and herbs with a effervescent fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, tangy lemon sorbet, peach skin and grassy earth finish. Fantastically flavorful and refreshing.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201608
Cruzat
NV Brut Clásico Mendoza
Pure golden color. Aromas and flavors of lemon curd and dried peach with a crisp, fruity medium body and tangy, blood orange, praline and delicate touch of smoke on the long, mouthwatering finish. A super choice for spicy bbq.
91 points $18.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202812
Dellatorri
NV Prosecco DOC
Golden silver color. Aromas of earth, melon rind, pear and sweet cream with a crisp, fruity medium body a tangy, nicely balance citrus, apple and mineral finish. Nice complexity and finesse.
91 points $21.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202905
Candoni
NV Moscato d'Italia
Golden silver color. Dried flower, apple, and peach aromas with a supple, sweet light-to-medium body and a toasty, honeyed golden raisin, lemon curd, and earth finish. Very tasty.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202874
Kupferberg Gold
NV Sparkling White Wine Germany
Pale golden silver color. Aromas and flavors of toasty pound cake, peach and orange buttercream frosting with a supple, fruity medium body and a tangy apple jelly on raisin toast and chalk finish. A very tasty fruity sparkling sipper.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
203016
Törley
NV Gála Sec Hungary
Golden straw color. Perfumed aromas of lemon marmalade, bison grass, and dried flowers with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a honey, cream, and green apple and spicy poached pear finish. A lively mouthwatering sparkler for sipping or the table.
89 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
203082
Carletto
NV Prosecco D.O.C.
Silvery straw color. Aromas of melon, custard, and dune grass with a fruity, effervescent medium body and a tangy, rounded white strawberry, citrus and mineral accented finish. A tasty food friendly sparkler.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202904
Candoni
NV Prosecco D.O.C.
Aromas of banana and kiwi with a fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy pineapple, kiwi, and chalk finish. Tasty.
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202897
Piccini
NV Prosecco DOC
Silver straw color. Mild aromas of banana, apple, and lemon with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, tropical fruit, grass, nougat and mineral kissed finish. Very tasty and mouthwatering.
89 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202898
Belmondo
NV Prosecco DOC
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked apple, nougat, and lemon meringue pie with a crisply effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, mineral and kiwi kissed finish. A snappy, fruity, crowd-pleasing Prosecco that is sure to please.
88 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202914
Hoya de Cadenas
NV Organic Brut Cava
Aromas of plantain, nougat and earth with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a zesty melon, kiwi, green apple, golden beet, and earth finish. A refreshing, lively Cava. Serve with mushroom frigate.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202899
Anna de Codorníu
NV Brut D.O. Cava
yellow color. Toasty aromas of banana cake, lime curd, apple, golden grass, and a hint of rubber with a tangy, effervescent medium body and a zesty tropical citrus, spice, and mineral finish. A fun, nicely structured Cava.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202900
Anna de Codorníu
NV Brut Rosé D.O. Cava
yellow color. Aromas of cherries, wild strawberries, honeyed poached pear, and custard with a zesty, fruity medium-to-full long, grassy earth, pepper, and starfruit finish. Serve with Pad Thai or panang curry.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
203083
Tenuta Polvaro
NV Prosecco D.O.C.
Platinum straw color. Aromas of lime and banana custard tart with a fruity, frothy medium body and a tangy tropical citrus and melon finish. Very tasty.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201607
Baja Tanga
NV Sparkling Sec Cuvée Mendoza
Pink nickel color. Aromas and flavors of earthy wild strawberry jam and sour cherry yogurt with crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a very tangy cranberry sorbet, lime curd, and nougat accented finish. Lively and mouthwatering.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
203015
Törley
NV "Fortuna" Hungary
Aromas of sliced apple, honeydew, and dried blossoms with a sweet petillant light-to-medium body and an earthy, tangy orange rind, kiwi and leafy earth finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
202913
Hoya de Cadenas
NV Brut Cava
Straw green color. Aromas of banana leaf and bread and dried citrus with a tart, fizzy light-to-medium body and banana pudding, lemon juice and chalk finish. A bit angular and lean.
84 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
203017
Törley
NV Hungaria Grande Cuvée Hungary
Golden silver color. Aromas of water chestnut, fallen peach and straw with tart light-to-medium body and a tart lemon, kiwi, and grassy earth finish. Pair with oysters and mussels.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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