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Abbazia

Abbazia
NV Cuvée Prestige Extra Dry Sparkling Wine, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Regional Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11% RS: 1.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$10

Abbazia
NV Cuvée Prestige Extra Dry Sparkling Wine, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Regional Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11% RS: 1.5%
White gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of hints of peach, pineapple, green apple, melons, green almond, and honey with a satiny, tangy, dryish light body and an even, buoyant finish with no oak flavor. A vibrant, fruity sparkler for casual celebrations.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: hints of peach, pineapple, green apple, melons, green almond, and honey
Taste Flavor: hints of peach, pineapple, green apple, melons, green almond, and honey
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, fruity sparkler for casual celebrations.

The Producer

Casa Vinicola Abbazia di San Gaudenzio SRL

The Producer
via Abbazia, 6
12058 Santo Stefano Belbo
Earlton, NY 12058
USA
1 39 0-141 840808

Their Portfolio

Regional Sparkling

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Italians love their sparkling wines, so you will have no problem finding bubblies across the country. Besides Prosecco from the Veneto region, the most popular sparkler is the lightly sweet, slightly sparkling Moscato d'Asti from Spumante.

Moscato is also used to produce fresh, simple sparkling wines from other Italian regions, especially Veneto. These wines have pleasant apricot, peach and yellow flower aromas and are a delight to drink on their own after a meal or paired with fresh fruit.

Two other more "serious" sparkling wines from Italy are Alta Langa and Franciacorta, both made according to the classic method. The former is from Piemonte, produced from Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) and Chardonnay. There are both traditional styles as well as rosé. Quite dry and with good acidity, these are complex wines for enjoyment within three to five years of release; they are rich enough to pair with all types of seafood, with the rosés working well with lighter red meats, pork and veal.

Franciacorta is arguably the highest quality sparkling wine in Italy; produced in the Lombardy region, the best examples have the complexity and structure of the finest bubblies in the world. These are priced accordingly,, but they are very rewarding and can stand up to rich seafood and most meats.