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Martini & Rossi

Martini & Rossi
NV Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 0.00%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
Best Buy

Martini & Rossi
NV Extra Dry Sparkling Rosé, Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: 0.00%
Pink color. Aromas of kiwi, tangerines, cassis, and pomegranate with a medium-full body and a medium-long tamarind, black raspberry, morello cherry, and blood orange finish. A soft and easy drinking sparkling Rose with dark red fruit nuances.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: kiwi, tangerines, cassis, and pomegranate
Taste Flavor: tamarind, black raspberry, morello cherry, and blood orange
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: A soft and easy drinking sparkling Rose with dark red fruit nuances.

The Producer

Martini & Rossi I.V.L.A.S. SPA

The Producer
Corso Vittorio Emmanuele, 42
Torino, TO 10123
Italy
39 -01157451

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.