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XOXO

XOXO
NV Sparkling, Pinot Grigio-Chardonnay, Canada

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12% RS: 2.2%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.75

XOXO
NV Sparkling, Pinot Grigio-Chardonnay, Canada

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12% RS: 2.2%
Yellow color. Aromas of stuck match, peach candy, fallen apple, bread crusts, and orange zest with a prickly, dry-yet-fruity light body and a brisk baby aspirin and chalk finish. A solid sparkler to serve with a good chill.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: stuck match, peach candy, fallen apple, bread crusts, and orange zest
Taste Flavor: baby aspirin and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid sparkler to serve with a good chill.

The Producer

Peller Estates Winery

The Producer
290 John St E RR1
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Canada
1 905-643-4131

Their Portfolio

Other Sparkling

Wine Glass Champagne.jpg
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.