January 2015 - All International Sparkling Wines

This month's Wine feature is All International Sparkling Wines
All International Sparkling Wines Reviews
208980
Ruggeri
2013 "Giustino B." Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Silvery straw color. Lively aromas of yellow apples, peaches, pear, and wet straw with a silky, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, and buoyant grass and lime finish. A fun, earthy Prosecco for the table.
93 points $32.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208978
Ruggeri
NV "Argeo" Prosecco DOC
Pale silvery straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of fruit custard pastry with a soft, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish that exhibits notes of kiwi, melon, apple, and minerals. A delicious and stylish Prosecco.
91 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208979
Ruggeri
NV "Giall'Oro" Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Silvery straw color. Bright aromas and flavors of light tropical fruit and nougat with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-length finish with notes of green apples, lemon, and peach skin. A sensational, juicy Prosecco.
91 points $21.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208981
Cantina Zaccagnini
NV "Aster" Rosè
Salmon silver color. Bright aromas and flavors of cranberry relish, gingerbread, and blood orange with a vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium body and an engaging, medium-length finish with notes of sour cherry, minerals, kiwi, and herbs. A fun, delicate sparkler.
89 points $19.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
209026
Gran Bach
NV Brut
Yellow color. Aromas and flavors of granola, spiced papaya, roasted turnip, and rubber with a supple, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a brisk finish evoking accents of melon rind, sweet cream, and minerals. A solid, earthy cava.
86 points $10.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208744
Barefoot
NV Prosecco DOC
Silvery straw color. Mild aromas and flavors of lemon curd on toast with a crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, breezy finish displaying shades of starfruit, melon, and green apple skin with no oak. A fun, lively Prosecco.
85 points $9.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208837
Kirkland Signature
NV Asolo-Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Silvery straw color. Lively aromas and flavors of lemon spritzed apple and soda bread with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a brisk finish revealing notes of mineral water and lemon juice. A zippy Prosecco.
84 points $6.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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