Full Review

City Winery

City Winery
2018 Methode Champenoise, North Fork Of Long Island

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.2% RS: 0.00%
Certified Organic
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$42
2022 Top 2 Other Sparkling

City Winery
2018 Methode Champenoise, North Fork Of Long Island

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.2% RS: 0.00%
Straw color. Aromas of lemongrass, carrot cake, malted barley, and sunflower with a full body and a long roasted pear, cold herbs, apple core, and green fig finish. This is a wine that over delivers with complex aromas; find yourself in a field full of sunflowers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemongrass, carrot cake, malted barley, and sunflower
Taste Flavor: roasted pear, cold herbs, apple core, and green fig
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: This is a wine that over delivers with complex aromas; find yourself in a field full of sunflowers.

The Producer

City Winery

The Producer
23 Factory St
Montgomery, NY 12549
USA
1 845-424-0222

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.