Full Review

Earth’s Harvest

Earth’s Harvest
2013 Lot Series 3 Grande Brut, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.99
Best Buy

Earth’s Harvest
2013 Lot Series 3 Grande Brut, American

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Bright light gold color. Fruity aromas of apple pie filling, packaged brioche croutons, and lemon bar with a glycerous, crisp, finely carbonated, medium body and a smooth, easy honey nougat with almonds, honey nut cereal, apricot preserves, and underripe nectarine finish with crunchy tannins and light oak flavor. A crunchy and accessible American sparkler.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: apple pie filling, packaged brioche croutons, and lemon bar
Taste Flavor: honey nougat with almonds, honey nut cereal, apricot preserves, and underripe nectarine
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spiced Popcorn, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crunchy and accessible American sparkler.

The Importer

Aldi Corporation

The Importer
12661 Aldi Place
Moreno Valley, CA 92555
USA
1 951-530-5750

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.