Full Review
Taltarni

Taltarni
2010 "Taché", Victoria

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23.00

Taltarni
2010 "Taché", Victoria

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale silver pink color. Aromas and flavors of sour cherry custard and wild strawberries with a effervescent fruity-yet-dry medium body and a delicate exotic citrus, apple skin, and herb accented finish. Great vibrancy and balance.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: sour cherry custard and wild strawberries
Taste Flavor: delicate exotic citrus, apple skin, and herb
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity-yet-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Great vibrancy and balance.
The Producer or Importer

Clos Du Val Wine Co.

The Producer or  Importer
5330 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-261-5200
Sparkling
Wine Glass Champagne.jpg
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.