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Winery of Ellicottville

Winery of Ellicottville
NV Bubbly, Riesling, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
Best Buy

Winery of Ellicottville
NV Bubbly, Riesling, New York State

Pair this wine with:
Chicken

Category: Other Sparkling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
Straw color. Attractive aromas and flavors of apple fritters, hints of peach, and marmalade with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, dry light-to-medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-length finish displaying accents of shale and hints of toasted grain with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and no oak flavor. An absolute delight of a sparkling Riesling; this is a welcoming and sophisticated wine that can pair with just about any cuisine or occasion.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: apple fritters, hints of peach, and marmalade
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of shale and hints of toasted grain
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Oven Fried Chicken, Chicken Kebobs, Cobb Salad
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An absolute delight of a sparkling Riesling; this is a welcoming and sophisticated wine that can pair with just about any cuisine or occasion.

The Producer

Winery of Ellicottville

The Producer
PO Box 526
Ellicottville, NY 14731
USA
1 716-574-5350

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.