Full Review

Cruzat

Cruzat
NV Sparkling Brut Rosé , Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Cruzat
NV Sparkling Brut Rosé , Luján de Cuyo

Pair this wine with:
Beef Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Argentina
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .8%
Bright tomato bisque color. Aromas of rhubarb, toasted yeast, pressed linen, and green apple skin with a lively, finely carbonated, dry medium-full body and a complex, breezy finish with cottony tannins and no oak flavor. A nicely structured and unique wine; warm and inviting.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: rhubarb, toasted yeast, pressed linen, and green apple skin
Taste Flavor: complex, breezy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Veal Calvados, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely structured and unique wine; warm and inviting.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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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.