Full Review

Lo Sparviere

Lo Sparviere
NV Satén , Franciacorta

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .8%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13.50

Lo Sparviere
NV Satén , Franciacorta

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .8%
Light straw color. Cheesy, baked aromas and flavors of brie, rice crisps, and overripe lemon with a crisp, dryish light body and a medium-length finish with notes of vanilla yogurt with nuts and old peaches with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A funky sparkler.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: brie, rice crisps, and overripe lemon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla yogurt with nuts and old peaches
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky sparkler.

The Producer

Vintrading

The Producer
Via Alfredo Oriani 3
Brescia, 25123
Italy
39 -030 652382

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.