Full Review

Cantina Colle Moro

Cantina Colle Moro
NV Frizzante, Terre di Chieti IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Regional Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
Best Buy

Cantina Colle Moro
NV Frizzante, Terre di Chieti IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Regional Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.5%
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach pit, nutskin, and souffle with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, breezy finish manifesting impressions of lemon marmalade on toast and orange and kiwi zest with no oak flavor. A dry and zesty sparkler for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Savory & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: peach pit, nutskin, and souffle
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of lemon marmalade on toast and orange and kiwi zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Butter Chicken, Duck Pastrami, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and zesty sparkler for the table.

The Importer

Martin Ulisse Imports

The Importer
2801 Holly Rd
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
USA
1 361-853-2656

Regional Sparkling

Wine Glass Champagne.jpg
Serve in a Champagne Flute
Italians love their sparkling wines, so you will have no problem finding bubblies across the country. Besides Prosecco from the Veneto region, the most popular sparkler is the lightly sweet, slightly sparkling Moscato d'Asti from Spumante.

Moscato is also used to produce fresh, simple sparkling wines from other Italian regions, especially Veneto. These wines have pleasant apricot, peach and yellow flower aromas and are a delight to drink on their own after a meal or paired with fresh fruit.

Two other more "serious" sparkling wines from Italy are Alta Langa and Franciacorta, both made according to the classic method. The former is from Piemonte, produced from Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) and Chardonnay. There are both traditional styles as well as rosé. Quite dry and with good acidity, these are complex wines for enjoyment within three to five years of release; they are rich enough to pair with all types of seafood, with the rosés working well with lighter red meats, pork and veal.

Franciacorta is arguably the highest quality sparkling wine in Italy; produced in the Lombardy region, the best examples have the complexity and structure of the finest bubblies in the world. These are priced accordingly,, but they are very rewarding and can stand up to rich seafood and most meats.