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Door 44

Door 44
NV White Hybrid Blend Bubbler, Wisconsin

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.6% RS: 3.1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$21

Door 44
NV White Hybrid Blend Bubbler, Wisconsin

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.6% RS: 3.1%
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of underripe pineapple, almond pastry, white tea, and peony with a satiny, bright, effervescent, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy finish manifesting notes of soursop shrub, cajeta, and fallen yellow apple with no oak flavor. A zippy sparkler from Wisconsin.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: underripe pineapple, almond pastry, white tea, and peony
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of soursop shrub, cajeta, and fallen yellow apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: White Asparagus, West Coast Oysters, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zippy sparkler from Wisconsin.

The Producer

Door 44 Winery

The Producer
4020 Hwy 42157
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
USA
1 888-932-1562

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.