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Stellar Organics

Stellar Organics
2018 Sparkling Wine, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.27%
Certified Organic, Fair Trade
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$12.99

Stellar Organics
2018 Sparkling Wine, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12% RS: 1.27%
Straw color. Sweet aromas of poached pear, banana puree, honey on melba toast, flint, and melons with a round, vibrant, effervescent, fruity light body and a short cinnamon-sugar shortbread and peach rings finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A bubbly quaffer for anytime celebrations.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Quaffable & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: poached pear, banana puree, honey on melba toast, flint, and melons
Taste Flavor: cinnamon-sugar shortbread and peach rings
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Colby, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bubbly quaffer for anytime celebrations.

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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.