Full Review

Tarantas

Tarantas
2016 Sparkling White, Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 10% RS: .162%
Organically Grown Grapes
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99

Tarantas
2016 Sparkling White, Utiel Requena DO

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pork

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 10% RS: .162%
Bright gold color. Aromas of banana cake, peach skin, dried canvas, and toast with an lively, finely carbonated, dry medium-to-full body and a compelling, scant finish with cottony tannins and no oak flavor. A refreshing and easy quaffer.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: banana cake, peach skin, dried canvas, and toast
Taste Flavor: compelling, scant
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Serrano Ham, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing and easy quaffer.

The Producer

Bodegas Iranzo

The Producer
Carretera de Madrid 60
Valencia, 46315
Spain

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.