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Solaro Estate

Solaro Estate
NV Spumante Rosato L’Elvira Brut Cuvee, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34

Solaro Estate
NV Spumante Rosato L’Elvira Brut Cuvee, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11% RS: <1%
Pink coral color. Interesting aromas of strawberry buttercream frosting, wool, golden plum, and golden beets with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light body and a tingling, quick cider vinaigrette on baby greens finish with no oak flavor. A funky pink sparkler for everyday celebrations.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky, Quaffable & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: strawberry buttercream frosting, wool, golden plum, and golden beets
Taste Flavor: cider vinaigrette on baby greens
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Parmesan, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky pink sparkler for everyday celebrations.

The Producer

Solaro Estate

The Producer
330 T C Jester Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
USA
1 832-660-8642

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.