Full Review

Altemasi

Altemasi
NV Brut Sparkling, Trento

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .07%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23.99

Altemasi
NV Brut Sparkling, Trento

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Brut

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .07%
Yellow straw color. Fruity aromas of baked apple, ripe canary melon, smoky minerality, papaya, sweet tarragon, and apricot and banana fruit cocktail with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and an effortless, interesting, medium-length pressed flowers and minerals finish. A crispy, dry and sophisticated sparkler to try with crudo.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Old World
Aroma Aroma: baked apple, ripe canary melon, smoky minerality, papaya, sweet tarragon, and apricot and banana fruit cocktail
Taste Flavor: pressed flowers and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crispy, dry and sophisticated sparkler to try with crudo.

The Producer or Importer

Palm Bay International

The Producer or  Importer
48 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
USA
1 800-872-5622

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Brut

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Serve in a Champagne Flute
Brut is a term that defines dryness levels in sparkling wines; it is most famously used for Champagne, but it is a common term used around the world for most sparkers.

While Brut means "dry" for all intents and purposes, it can actually be off-dry or even lightly sweet. The definition of Brut for Champagne is between 0-12 grams of residual sugar, so Brut actually describes a range of sensations.

No matter how dry a Brut sparkling wine actually is in technical terms, it is generally dry enough to serve at the dinner table with most foods.