Full Review
Clover Hill

Clover Hill
2007 Sparkling Wine, Tasmania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$38.00

Clover Hill
2007 Sparkling Wine, Tasmania

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13%
Brilliant pale golden color. Bright aromas and flavors of toasty lemon puff pastry and peach custard with a crisp, tangy, medium-to-full body and a very lively and refreshing sweet citrus and cake driven finish. A delicious and zesty bubbly that will be great on its own or with spicy foods.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: toasty lemon puff pastry and peach custard
Taste Flavor: very lively and refreshing sweet citrus and cake driven
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and zesty bubbly that will be great on its own or with spicy foods.
The Producer or Importer

Clos Du Val Wine Co.

The Producer or  Importer
5330 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-261-5200
Sparkling
Wine Glass Champagne.jpg
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.