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Cooper’s Hawk

Cooper’s Hawk
NV Lux Brut Sparkling, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.0% RS: .65%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29.99

Cooper’s Hawk
NV Lux Brut Sparkling, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.0% RS: .65%
Bright light gold color. Aromas of baked yellow apples, toasted yeast and buttercream, dried leaves, and turned earth with an lively, finely carbonated, dry full body and an interesting, brisk finish with earthy tannins and no oak flavor. A wine that serves as a nice study in subtle earthy accents.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: baked yellow apples, toasted yeast and buttercream, dried leaves, and turned earth
Taste Flavor: baked yellow apples, toasted yeast and buttercream, dried leaves, and turned earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Mushrooms With Shallots and Herbs, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wine that serves as a nice study in subtle earthy accents.

The Producer

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant

The Producer
15690 S. Harlem Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462
USA
1 708-633-0200 ext.108

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.