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Antech

Antech
2015 Emotion Sparkling Rosé, Crémant de Limoux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
Best Buy

Antech
2015 Emotion Sparkling Rosé, Crémant de Limoux AOC

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 12%
Silvery amber color. Fresh aromas of lemon curd on fresh crumpet, strawberry preserves, and nougat with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long white strawberry, clementine, and delicate anise cookie finish. A vibrant and flavor-packed sparkler that will make a wonderful aperitif.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively, Old World & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: lemon curd on fresh crumpet, strawberry preserves, and nougat
Taste Flavor: white strawberry, clementine, and delicate anise cookie
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Savory Goat Cheese Tart, Cobb Salad, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant and flavor-packed sparkler that will make a wonderful aperitif.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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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.