Full Review

Breathless

Breathless
NV Brut Rosé, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Turkey

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.1%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$32

Breathless
NV Brut Rosé, North Coast

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Turkey

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.1%
Khaki silver orange color. Toasty aromas of caramel brioche and peach and apple cobbler with a light body and a easy balsamic drizzled berries and oranges, pickled melon, and lime powder and Pez candy finish. A tangy, racy, sparkler for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Funky, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: caramel brioche and peach and apple cobbler
Taste Flavor: balsamic drizzled berries and oranges, pickled melon, and lime powder and Pez candy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey Reuben Sandwich, Seafood Gumbo, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tangy, racy, sparkler for the table.

The Producer

Breathless Wines

The Producer
4001 Hwy 128
Geyserville, CA 95441
USA
1 707-433-8400

Their Portfolio

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.