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Wooden Shoe Vineyards

Wooden Shoe Vineyards
2017 Sparkling Moscato Rosé, Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.8% RS: 2.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Wooden Shoe Vineyards
2017 Sparkling Moscato Rosé, Willamette Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.8% RS: 2.5%
Steely pink color. Aromas and flavors of candied pineapple and tropical citrus blossoms with a crisp, effervescent, off-dry medium body and an amusing, medium-long finish that exhibits accents of apricot sorbet, honeyed green apple, and lychee with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A delightfully floral and attractive sparkler with charm and finesse.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Quaffable & New World
Aroma Aroma: candied pineapple and tropical citrus blossoms
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of apricot sorbet, honeyed green apple, and lychee
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Crepes, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully floral and attractive sparkler with charm and finesse.

The Producer

Wooden Shoe Vineyards

The Producer
33814 S Meridian Rd
Woodburn, OR 97071
USA
1 503-634-2243

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.