Full Review

Ca’ D’or

Ca’ D’or
NV Noble Cuvée, Franciacorta DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$33

Ca’ D’or
NV Noble Cuvée, Franciacorta DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of lemon custard, popovers, oregano focaccia, gingerbread, and honey butter with a velvety, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an effortless, complex, long dried apricot, lemon marmalade, walnut confection, dried mushrooms, and sea salt finish with light oak flavor. A gracious Franciacorta that will be stupendous with dinner, friends, and good times.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style:
Aroma Aroma: lemon custard, popovers, oregano focaccia, gingerbread, and honey butter
Taste Flavor: dried apricot, lemon marmalade, walnut confection, dried mushrooms, and sea salt
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Mushroom Spatzel, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A gracious Franciacorta that will be stupendous with dinner, friends, and good times.

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.