Full Review

Schlumberger

Schlumberger
NV White Secco, Austria

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 2.8%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20
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Schlumberger
NV White Secco, Austria

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Austria
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 2.8%
Bright medium gold color. Lively, fruity, tropical toasty aromas and flavors of pineapple-mango pastry, parsley, coconut, and smoky minerality with an even, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length tangerine, nut brittle, molasses cookie, and diesel finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A nicely nuanced sparkler with a nice sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity, juicy & smooth & savory
Aroma Aroma: pineapple-mango pastry, parsley, coconut, and smoky minerality
Taste Flavor: tangerine, nut brittle, molasses cookie, and diesel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food or on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Octopus, Seafood Gumbo, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely nuanced sparkler with a nice sense of place.

The Producer or Importer

Niche Import Co.

The Producer or  Importer
45 Horsehill Road, Suite 106A
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
USA
1 973-993-8450

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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.