Full Review

Tarantas

Tarantas
2018 Sparkling White, Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10.99

Tarantas
2018 Sparkling White, Valencia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5%
Golden straw color. Aromas of chamomile, dried peach, agave, and lemon heads candy with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dryish light body and a warming, medium-length tea, toast with preserves, and yogurt finish with dusty tannins. A crisp and food-friendly sparkler.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Old World
Aroma Aroma: chamomile, dried peach, agave, and lemon heads candy
Taste Flavor: tea, toast with preserves, and yogurt
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and food-friendly sparkler.

The Importer

Natural Merchants, Inc.

The Importer
560-A NE F St, Suite 330
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA
1 530-554-2333

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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.