Full Review

Torello

Torello
2016 Special Edition Brut Reserva, Corpinnat

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Regional Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: .05%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$37

Torello
2016 Special Edition Brut Reserva, Corpinnat

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Regional Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 11.5% RS: .05%
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of luxurious vinyl unicorn pool toy, lemon oil and lime, and baked apple with a velvety, crisp, finely carbonated, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish imparting shades of lemon and lime, baked yellow apple, honeycomb and dried apricot, and blanched almond. Some serious Spanish sparkles showcased in this Cava with layers of depth and complexity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: luxurious vinyl unicorn pool toy, lemon oil and lime, and baked apple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of lemon and lime, baked yellow apple, honeycomb and dried apricot, and blanched almond
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Some serious Spanish sparkles showcased in this Cava with layers of depth and complexity.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Regional Sparkling

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Italians love their sparkling wines, so you will have no problem finding bubblies across the country. Besides Prosecco from the Veneto region, the most popular sparkler is the lightly sweet, slightly sparkling Moscato d'Asti from Spumante.

Moscato is also used to produce fresh, simple sparkling wines from other Italian regions, especially Veneto. These wines have pleasant apricot, peach and yellow flower aromas and are a delight to drink on their own after a meal or paired with fresh fruit.

Two other more "serious" sparkling wines from Italy are Alta Langa and Franciacorta, both made according to the classic method. The former is from Piemonte, produced from Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) and Chardonnay. There are both traditional styles as well as rosé. Quite dry and with good acidity, these are complex wines for enjoyment within three to five years of release; they are rich enough to pair with all types of seafood, with the rosés working well with lighter red meats, pork and veal.

Franciacorta is arguably the highest quality sparkling wine in Italy; produced in the Lombardy region, the best examples have the complexity and structure of the finest bubblies in the world. These are priced accordingly,, but they are very rewarding and can stand up to rich seafood and most meats.