A couple of weeks ago we emailed about some of our new Champagnes (there are a few left if you want them) but you can’t drink Champagne every day. Here are some more everyday bubbles priced to pop whenever the mood strikes. Some are new to us, some are old favorites. All delicious.
2016 Domaine Rosier, Jean Philippe Blanquette de Limoux $15
Mauzac, Chardonnay, Chenin
Intense perfume of Williams pears and honeysuckle. Lively and full-bodied, as it reaches the mouth, it releases a taste of toasted bread with a hint of honey. All together it is remarkably well balanced, smooth and fresh. Was $20 now $15
Delmas, Cuvée Séduction Brut Rosé $14
LimouxChardonnay and Chenin juices blended with Pinot Noir aged in barrels eight months. This Cuvée Séduction – Crémant Rosé will know how to seduce you. Its thin bubbles will highlight its delicately fruity and delicious aromas. With freshness and lightness, its both subtitle and pronounced taste will delight your senses and underscore all the originality of this exceptional Crémant Rosé.
Was $18 now $14
2018 Kir-Yianni, Akakies Sparkling Rose Amyndeon $15
The grapes are sourced from the viticultural zone of Agios Panteleimon within the Amyndeon appellation in Florina, Northwestern Greece. The high altitude (600m) and the poor sandy soils of the area lead to the production of wines displaying finesse and a rare aromatic character. Deep bright rose color. Overabundant bubbles pointing out the wonderful smells of Xinomavro.
Was $20 now $15
Proa Cava Brut Méthode Traditionell $13
40% Macabeo, 30% Xarel-lo, 30% Parellada
Translucent pale yellow with foamy head effervescence. Nice composition with a quite dry profile, well-balanced and with a rather long refined taste. Pair with shellfish, appetizers and snacks, lean fish, cured meats, or just as an aperitif. 11.5% alcohol by volume
Moutard Pet Mout $14
Petillant Naturel, aka “Pet Nat,” is a traditional method of producing sparkling wine where the wine is bottled prior to the completion of primary fermentation. The bubble is fine, the aromas of citrus fruits, floral and mineral go very well with freshness and elegance in mouth in addition to an acidity which allows balance between aromatic power and softness. Fun summer wine.
Domaine Saint Vincent Brut $13
80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir
Made by Gruet, the Domain Saint Vincent Brut is a soft yellow-gold, crisp and lively, with a nose of green apple and citrus mineral notes. This well balanced food-friendly sparkler offers bright, crisp acidity complemented by a touch of yeast on the delightfully long finish.
Saint Just Crémant de Loire Brut $22
80% Chenin, 20% Chardonnay
A rich Cremant with a fruity nose followed by almond, quince, and pear on the palate. This finish has an elegant creamy texture with long flavors.
Antica Fratta Brut Franciacorta DOCG $25
90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero
Franciacorta is to Italy what Champagne is to France. The calcareous soils producing complex mineraled wines. The Antica Fratta is blended out of a library of base wines and then aged 2 years in bottle. It is an elegantly fresh, vivacious and full wine characterized by pleasing aromas of fresh fruit, wild blossoms and subtle bread crust.