Full Review

DH Lescombes

DH Lescombes
NV "D" Danielle, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Game

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .73%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36

DH Lescombes
NV "D" Danielle, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Game

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: .73%
Pale golden straw green color. Roasted, smoky aromas and flavors of dark roasted nuts, grilled apples and pineapples, and lit match with a supple, tangy, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-to-long finish that presents notes of reduced lemon, kiwi and white strawberry, and whit balsamic with a suggestion of oak flavor. A very savory and appetizing sparkler with interesting smoky tones and great mouthwatering acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted nuts, grilled apples and pineapples, and lit match
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of reduced lemon, kiwi and white strawberry, and whit balsamic
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish with Lemon and Herbs, Escargot, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very savory and appetizing sparkler with interesting smoky tones and great mouthwatering acidity.

The Producer

Southwest Wines

The Producer
1325 Debaca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324

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.