Full Review

Howard Park

Howard Park
NV Jeté Brut , Great Southern

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$34

Howard Park
NV Jeté Brut , Great Southern

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Clear light gold color. Aromas and flavors of buttered parker house rolls, candied citrus peels, and crisp autumn leaves with a silky, tangy, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with suggestions of limestone and sour lemon with a suggestion of oak flavor. A racy sparkler for rich cheeses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: buttered parker house rolls, candied citrus peels, and crisp autumn leaves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of limestone and sour lemon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Brie, Stilton, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A racy sparkler for rich cheeses.

The Producer

Howard Park Wines

The Producer
2 Birksgate Road
North Fremantle, Western Australia, 6159
Australia
61 618-93369600

Their Portfolio

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.