Full Review

Great Western

Great Western
NV Sparkling Rosé, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$16

Great Western
NV Sparkling Rosé, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Pale orange salmon color. Aromas of strawberry jam, grape jelly, and roasted meats with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy roasted peanut confection and lemon marmalade on toast finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fun bubbly quaffer to serve with a good chill.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: strawberry jam, grape jelly, and roasted meats
Taste Flavor: roasted peanut confection and lemon marmalade on toast
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 fun bubbly quaffer to serve with a good chill.

The Producer

Pleasant Valley Wine Company

The Producer
8260 Pleasant Valley Road
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 315- 414 6367

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.