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Frederick

Frederick
2015 Spumante Brut, Chardonnay, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11% RS: .8%
Organically Grown Grapes
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
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Frederick
2015 Spumante Brut, Chardonnay, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11% RS: .8%
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas of brioche with apricot preserve, clover honey, and peach yogurt with a supple, lively, fizzy, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length buttered croissant, baked apple and chamomile, poached kiwi, and ground roasted nuts finish with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A food-friendly sparkler for everyday celebrations.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: brioche with apricot preserve, clover honey, and peach yogurt
Taste Flavor: buttered croissant, baked apple and chamomile, poached kiwi, and ground roasted nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Proscuitto, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A food-friendly sparkler for everyday celebrations.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA
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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.

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