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Gryfus

Gryfus
NV Sparkling Rosé, Castel del Monte DOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Gryfus
NV Sparkling Rosé, Castel del Monte DOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5%
Light pink coral color. Aromas of sliced strawberries, geranium, and hibiscus tisane with a satiny, crisp, effervescent, fruity light body and a polished, breezy lime spritzed honeydew and sea salt finish with no oak flavor. A crowd-pleasing, light sparkler with endless pairing possibilities.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: sliced strawberries, geranium, and hibiscus tisane
Taste Flavor: lime spritzed honeydew and sea salt
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spicy Tuna Roll, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crowd-pleasing, light sparkler with endless pairing possibilities.

The Producer

Cantina di Ruvo di Puglia SOC. COOP. AGR

The Producer
Viale Madonna delle Grazie 4
BAri,
Italy
39 -803601611

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.