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Martini & Rossi

Martini & Rossi
NV Sparkling Rosé, Piedmont

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
Best Buy
'2019 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 5 Sparkling Wine $15 and Under'

Martini & Rossi
NV Sparkling Rosé, Piedmont

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 1.5%
Steely pink color. Toasty aromas and flavors of buttery nut brittle, berry jam on toasted pumpernickel, tapenade, and schmaltz biscuit with a round, effervescent, fruity full body and a graceful, intricate, very long finish with elements of watermelon sorbet, white chocolate strawberries, tangerine and kiwi relish, and wet limestone. A robust and pure pink sparkler that invigorates the palate and delights the senses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: buttery nut brittle, berry jam on toasted pumpernickel, tapenade, and schmaltz biscuit
Taste Flavor: watermelon sorbet, white chocolate strawberries, tangerine and kiwi relish, and wet limestone
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust and pure pink sparkler that invigorates the palate and delights the senses.

The Producer

Martini & Rossi I.V.L.A.S. SPA

The Producer
Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, 42
Torino, TO 10123
Italy
39 -01157451

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.