Full Review
Paradise Hills Vineyard

Paradise Hills Vineyard
NV Notte di Amore , Connecticut

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$34.75

Paradise Hills Vineyard
NV Notte di Amore , Connecticut

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Yellow color. Jammy, inviting aromas and flavors of peach compote, warm spices, vanilla gelato, and graham cracker crust with a velvety, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-long lemon spritz, creme, and gingerbread finish with crunchy, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A peachy, toasty sparkler that will please novices and enthusiasts alike; perfect for holiday celebrations.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: peach compote, warm spices, vanilla gelato, and graham cracker crust
Taste Flavor: lemon spritz, creme, and gingerbread
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A peachy, toasty sparkler that will please novices and enthusiasts alike; perfect for holiday celebrations.
The Producer

Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
15 Wind Swept Hill Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492
USA
1 203-284-0123
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.