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St. Clair Winery

St. Clair Winery
2021 Bellissimo Sparkling Wine, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 4.95%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

St. Clair Winery
2021 Bellissimo Sparkling Wine, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: 4.95%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of candied peach, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and sweet valencia orange with a satiny, spritzy, fruity medium body and a medium finish with accents of orange and peach preserves, elderflower, and guava. Slightly sweet and fruit forward, this will make a lovely option for Sunday brunch.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: candied peach, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and sweet valencia orange
Taste Flavor: orange and peach preserves, elderflower, and guava
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Slightly sweet and fruit forward, this will make a lovely option for Sunday brunch.

The Producer

Lescombes Family Vineyards

The Producer
1325 de Baca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324

Their Portfolio

BR Blue Teal NV Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Cantina Sangria NV New Mexico 10% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
89 DH Lescombes 2016 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 15% (USA) $36.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2015 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $38.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Dh Lescombes 2019 Semillon, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
88 DH Lescombes 2019 Brut Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $17.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2019 Bellissimo Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
86 DH Lescombes 2016 Renaissance Red Blend, New Mexico 15% (USA) $30.00.
BR Dh Lescombes NV Imperial Kir Carbonated Grape Wine with Natural Raspberry Flavor, New Mexico 10.5% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
BR DH Lescombes 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 15% (USA) $28.00. - Bronze Medal
87 DH Lescombes 2013 Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $100.00.
88 DH Lescombes 2021 Heritage Series, Pinot Gris, New Mexico 11% (USA) $17.00.
85 DH Lescombes 2021 Semillon, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
87 DH Lescombes 2021 Brut Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $17.00.
86 Dh Lescombes 2017 Limited Release, Petite Sirah, New Mexico 16% (USA) $41.00.
86 Dh Lescombes 2016 Double Barrel Limited Release, Petite Sirah, New Mexico 16.5% (USA) $117.00.
85 DH Lescombes 2017 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $48.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2016 Limited Release, Petit Verdot, New Mexico 15% (USA) $48.00. - Bronze Medal
87 DH Lescombes 2018 Limited Release, Cabernet Franc, New Mexico 16% (USA) $48.00.
87 DH Lescombes 2021 Pinot Noir, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $34.00.
BR DH Lescombes 2021 Pinot Gris, New Mexico 11% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
92 DH Lescombes 2022 Pinot Gris, New Mexico 12% (USA) $22.00.
91 DH Lescombes 2022 Semillon, New Mexico 12% (USA) $24.00.
92 Dh Lescombes 2022 Rosé, Syrah, New Mexico 12% (USA) $22.00.
BR DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 13% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
90 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2019 Cab-Sangio, New Mexico 13% (USA) $17.00.
85 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Malvasia-Riesling White Blend, New Mexico 11% (USA) $16.00.
86 Dh Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Cab-Sangio Red Blend, New Mexico 13% (USA) $20.00.
89 Dh Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, New Mexico 13% (USA) $22.00.
88 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Merlot, New Mexico 13% (USA) $22.00.
86 DH Lescombes 631 Signature Series 2021 Malvasia-Riesling White Blend, New Mexico 11% (USA) $19.00.
91 Grove Selections NV Pomegranate, New Mexico 8% (USA) $11.00.
85 Heb NV Land Star Classic Mimosa, New Mexico 8% (USA) $11.00.
BR Heb NV Land Star Pineapple Mimosa, New Mexico 8% (USA) $11.00. - Bronze Medal
85 St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly White Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
BR St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly Red Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St Clair NV Mimbres Bubbly Pink Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
88 St Clair 2020 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 St Clair 2021 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00.
87 St Clair 2021 Mimbres White, White Moscato, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR St Clair 2020 Mimbres Pink, Rose Moscato, New Mexico 11.5% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR St Clair 2020 Riesling, New Mexico 10.5% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
85 St. Clair Winery 2019 Chardonnay, New Mexico 12.5% (USA) $14.00.
BR St. Clair Winery 2019 Pinot Grigio, New Mexico 11% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
90 St. Clair Winery 2019 Malvasia, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
85 St. Clair Winery NV Port, New Mexico 19% (USA) $25.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2021 Riesling, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
87 St. Clair Winery 2021 Mimbres Sweet Pink Moscato, New Mexico 10.5% (USA) $12.00.
90 St. Clair Winery 2021 Gewurztraminer, New Mexico 11% (USA) $14.00.
BR St. Clair Winery 2022 Brut Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 12% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
87 St. Clair Winery 2021 Bellissimo Sparkling Wine, New Mexico 11% (USA) $22.00.

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.