Full Review

Viña Albali

Viña Albali
NV Sparkling Rosé, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11% RS: 2.1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10
Best Buy

Viña Albali
NV Sparkling Rosé, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11% RS: 2.1%
Bright pink coral color. Aromas of underripe raspberry, crisp pink apples, and fresh herbs with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length summer watermelon, sliced strawberry, pink peppercorn, and blood orange finish. A tasty and bright rose sparkler with much to love.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: underripe raspberry, crisp pink apples, and fresh herbs
Taste Flavor: summer watermelon, sliced strawberry, pink peppercorn, and blood orange
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: West Coast Oysters, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty and bright rose sparkler with much to love.

The Producer

Felix Solis Avantis USA

The Producer
407 Devlin Rd. Suite 102
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-492-9915

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.