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Belasco de Baquedano

Belasco de Baquedano
NV ROSA Sparkling Malbec Rose, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .25%
Sustainable Agriculture
80 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$20

Belasco de Baquedano
NV ROSA Sparkling Malbec Rose, Mendoza

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .25%
Silvery pink color. Aromas of ham omelet, hamburger, and almond oil with a glycerous, shy, spritzy, dryish medium body and a tingling, odd, short peanut butter on sourdough English muffin finish with soft tannins and no oak flavor. An interesting sparkler for topping off cocktails.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: ham omelet, hamburger, and almond oil
Taste Flavor: peanut butter on sourdough English muffin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting sparkler for topping off cocktails.

The Importer

Cabernet Corporation

The Importer
285-K Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, CA 94949
USA
1 415-884-9000

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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.