Full Review

Candoni

Candoni
NV Elviana Rosé, Veneto IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Candoni
NV Elviana Rosé, Veneto IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12%
Pale orangey salmon pink color. Aromas of sweet cherry, nougat, grape jelly, and candied lime and fig with a lively, spritzy, fruity light-to-medium body and a medium-length spiced Fuji apple, cotton candy, and strawberry shortcake finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. Mouthwatering, juicy flavors erupt out of this summer crusher.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: sweet cherry, nougat, grape jelly, and candied lime and fig
Taste Flavor: spiced Fuji apple, cotton candy, and strawberry shortcake
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Mouthwatering, juicy flavors erupt out of this summer crusher.

The Producer

Candoni Wines

The Producer
Piazza Martiri della Liberta 8
Calamandrana,
Italy

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.