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Kessler-Haak

Kessler-Haak
2015 Estate Grown Sparkling Rosé, Santa Rita Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.3% RS: 1.2%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$60

Kessler-Haak
2015 Estate Grown Sparkling Rosé, Santa Rita Hills

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.3% RS: 1.2%
Clear pale orange salmon color. Aromas of marinated strawberries, egg white omelet, and dressed greens with a supple, spritzy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, snappy lime spritz, apple fruit leather, and beets finish. A savory pink sparkler for earthy pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Funky
Aroma Aroma: marinated strawberries, egg white omelet, and dressed greens
Taste Flavor: lime spritz, apple fruit leather, and beets
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beets with Goat Cheese, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory pink sparkler for earthy pairings.

The Producer

Kessler-Haak Wines

The Producer
1700 Gypsy Canyon Rd
Lompoc, CA 93436
USA
1 805-735-2283

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.