Full Review

1870

1870
2016 Recioto di Soave Spumante DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16
Best Buy

1870
2016 Recioto di Soave Spumante DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of buttered brioche, toasted marshmallow,lemon curd, pickled mango, ripe honeycrisp apple, and graham cracker crust with a crisp, off-dry medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with overtones of candied almonds, honeyed golden plums, grapefruit zest, nutmeg, and flint with a suggestion of oak flavor. A complex, toasty, off-dry sparkler with toasty, nutty accents; a festive, flavorful wine to serve during the holidays.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: buttered brioche, toasted marshmallow,lemon curd, pickled mango, ripe honeycrisp apple, and graham cracker crust
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of candied almonds, honeyed golden plums, grapefruit zest, nutmeg, and flint
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, toasty, off-dry sparkler with toasty, nutty accents; a festive, flavorful wine to serve during the holidays.

The Producer

Casa Vinicola Bennati Spa

The Producer
Via Legnaghi Corradini 38
Verona, 37030
Italy
39 -0457820514

Other Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Sparkling wine covers many countries, grape types and quality levels. What all of these wines have in common are bubbles.

How the bubbles get there define the type and quality of the sparkling wine. The most famous sparkling wine of course is Champagne, from the eponymous region in France. These are made by what is known as the Champagne or "classic" method, where the secondary fermentation that produces the sparkle is done in an individual bottle. Other sparkling wines that use this method include Franciacorta and Alta Langa in Italy as well as Cava from Spain.

Other sparkling wines are made when the bubbles (or carbonation) is created in large tanks. While there are many inexpensive, simple sparkling wines made in this method, there are some excellent examples, most notably Prosecco.

Sparkling wines in many cases are meant to be drunk upon release, although the best examples of Champagne can age well for more than a decade. As sparkling wine is celebratory in nature, it is often used for toasting a special event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Yet the finest dry sparking wines work beautifully with a huge array of foods. These wines are arguably the finest food wines in the world.