Full Review

Glenora

Glenora
2006 Brut, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.2%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29.99

Glenora
2006 Brut, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.2%
Golden straw color. Toasty aromas of baked peaches and pineapples, apple tart, and delicate spices with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length lemon curd and minerals finish with no oak. A zesty and flavorful sparkling wine with a lot of rich character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity, juicy & smooth & savory
Aroma Aroma: baked peaches and pineapples, apple tart, and delicate spices
Taste Flavor: lemon curd and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A zesty and flavorful sparkling wine with a lot of rich character.

The Producer

Glenora Wine Cellars

The Producer
5435 Rte 14
Dundee, NY 14837
USA
1 607-243-5511

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.