January 2014 - All International Sparkling Wines

This month's Wine feature is All International Sparkling Wines
All International Sparkling Wines Reviews
204868
Batasiolo
2012 Moscato d'Asti
Pale golden color. Interesting aromas and flavors of toasty spiced nuts, yeasty peach custard pasty, and melon with hint of apricot vinaigrette and a fruity sweet medium body and a tropical fruit, golden raisin and honey finish with a nice layer of limestone minerality. Great flavor and sense of place.
92 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204996
VOGA
2012 Prosecco di Conegliano
Pale golden silver color. Aromas of toasty nut brittle and peach custard tart with a frothy, tangy, light-to-medium body and a refreshing lime, kiwi, and chalk accented finish. Very nice ethereal balance and will be great at the table.
89 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204909
Tiziano
NV Prosecco DOC
Silvery straw emerald color. Aromas and flavors of nectarine, nougat, and cream with a fruity, frothy medium body and a crisp honeyed green apple, banana, and melon finish. Very tasty and crowd pleasing.
88 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205002
Backsberg
2008 Kosher, Brut Paarl
Pale golden color. Toasty aromas of baked apple, pear, and praline with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy sweet cream, delicate spice, and starfruit finish.
88 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204778
Lost Vineyards
NV Spumanté Dulce Italy
Pale golden yellow color. Aromas of lemon-lime curd, nougat, and peaches and cream with a crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a delicately spicy kiwi and clementine accented finish. Tasty.
87 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205027
Piccolo Tesoro
NV Prosecco DOC
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of banana and white cranberry tart and nougat with a dry-yet-fruity light body and a brisk, tart, peach phosphate and limestone finish.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204779
Lost Vineyards
NV Pink Lady Rosé Italy
Light crimson color. Aromas and flavors of baked strawberries, caramel, and pistachio gelato with a crisp, lightly spritzy, fruity light body and a delicate melon, grilled kiwi, and sweet cream accented finish.
85 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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