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Sea Salt

Sea Salt
2016 Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .15%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12
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Sea Salt
2016 Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Cachapoal Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .15%
Pale yellow straw color. Citrusy, herbal aromas and flavors of yellow apple, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, and fresh jalepeño with a round, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-long finish with elements of chalk, sea salt, and chive blossom with crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A refreshing sparkler with a grippy texture.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: yellow apple, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, and fresh jalepeño
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of chalk, sea salt, and chive blossom
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Fat Fries, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing sparkler with a grippy texture.

The Importer

Boutique Bev

The Importer
1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Ste CC #220
Wilmington, NC 28405
USA
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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.