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Villa Yustina

Villa Yustina
2014 Brut Rosé Sparkling, Thracian Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Bulgaria
Alcohol: 11.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Villa Yustina
2014 Brut Rosé Sparkling, Thracian Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Bulgaria
Alcohol: 11.5%
Pale salmon orange color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of lemon and orange rind, underripe apricot, and mango and papaya with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish that shows touches of roasted pine nuts and brioche with well-integrated, fine tannins. A lovely sparkling Rosé for intimate gatherings with loved ones.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: lemon and orange rind, underripe apricot, and mango and papaya
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of roasted pine nuts and brioche
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Havarti, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely sparkling Rosé for intimate gatherings with loved ones.

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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.