Full Review

Clovis Point

Clovis Point
2016 Sparkling Brut, Cabernet Franc, North Fork Of Long Island

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 0.05%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$47

Clovis Point
2016 Sparkling Brut, Cabernet Franc, North Fork Of Long Island

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 0.05%
Gold color. Aromas of oak, green apple and apple sauce with a dry full body and a long green apple, almond slices, nutella, and mushroom finish with no oak flavor. A high quality example of a domestic sparkling wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Old World
Aroma Aroma: oak, green apple and apple sauce
Taste Flavor: green apple, almond slices, nutella, and mushroom
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A high quality example of a domestic sparkling wine.

The Producer

Clovis Point

The Producer
1935 Main Rd
Jamesport, NY 11947
USA
1 631-722-4222

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.