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Yarden

Yarden
2010 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, Galilee

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Israel
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
Kosher
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32.99
Cellar Selection

Yarden
2010 Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, Galilee

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Israel
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: <1%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of buttered brioche, apricot preserves, pear blossom, key lime, and sweet cheese danish with a satiny, racy, finely carbonated, dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, layered, medium-long Italian lemon, pickled ginger, marble, and toasted walnut finish with moderate oak flavor. Sonorous acidity and intense minerality make this a wine with fantastic cellarability; drink through 2040

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: buttered brioche, apricot preserves, pear blossom, key lime, and sweet cheese danish
Taste Flavor: Italian lemon, pickled ginger, marble, and toasted walnut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Sonorous acidity and intense minerality make this a wine with fantastic cellarability; drink through 2040

The Importer

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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.