Full Review

Ca’ D’or

Ca’ D’or
2016 Blanc de Blancs Millesimato, Durella, Lessini Durello DOC

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Ca’ D’or
2016 Blanc de Blancs Millesimato, Durella, Lessini Durello DOC

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of pears in cream, rye seed, poached apricot, and powdered candy with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light body and a crisp finish displaying shades of lemon flesh with no oak flavor. A juicy, crisp sparkler that refreshes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: pears in cream, rye seed, poached apricot, and powdered candy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of lemon flesh
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Aged Parmesan with Dried Fruit and Nuts, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, crisp sparkler that refreshes.

The Producer

Menmade - Ca’ d’or

The Producer
Via Brescia 3/A
Corte Franca (BS) 25060
Corte Franca (BS) ,
Italy
-030 9826562

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.