Try these 6 Sparkling Wines for Valentines Day

Valentines Day and sparkling wine

Valentines Day and sparkling wine

Valentine’s Day is a special day, and enjoying a glass of sparkling wine with your significant other is a great way to cap, or start, the evening together. ¬†Below are 6 different sparkling wines that I tried last year, from BC and overseas, that I think are exceptional. ¬†Enjoy these wines on their own, with an appetizer, your main course or dessert, or in the bathtub if you dare.

6 Sparkling Wines For You to Enjoy

jy Pinot Noir Ancient Method sparkling wine

jy Pinot Noir Ancient Method sparkling wine

jy. Ancient Method Sparkling, BC –¬†Light, toasty, honey nose with some citrus, but more stone fruit. Dry, medium intensity fruit flavour, with quite creamy, small bubble. Lees and ripe stone fruit flavour. ¬†Medium acidity. Very nice mouth feel due to the creaminess of the bubble and the sur latte. Later on you get some apple and a hint of ginger spice on the palate. ¬†The wine from the winery costs $39.90, and you can purchase it through www.okanagancrushpad.com. It is also available in select dining establishments (e.g. Joey), and some private retail stores.¬†Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Giusti Asolo Prosecco DOCG Brut¬†NV, Italy¬†‚Äď This bubble has a mixed light floral and stone fruit nose. ¬†Dry, with high acidity. ¬†Small creamy bubble. ¬†Fresh stone fruit, mineral, and creamy bubble on the palate followed by some toastiness. ¬†An excellent wine. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars

Giusti Asolo Prosecco Brut Superiore DOCG

Giusti Asolo Prosecco Brut Superiore DOCG

Giusti Asolo Prosecco DOCG Extra Dry NV, Italy ‚Äď While the Brut contains 5 grams of residual sugar, the Extra dry has 10 grams. ¬†That being said, the wine still feels quite dry, but you do get a hint of sweetness. ¬†This wine has a very light stone fruit nose. ¬†Medium plus acidity. ¬†Very tiny, biting¬†bubble. Tart red apples followed by stone fruit flavours. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Monmousseau Touraine Cuvee JM Brut 2011, France ($23.99) ‚Äď This sparkler is made with 100% Chenin Blanc grapes and is made according to the Methode Traditionnelle (Champagne method). ¬†This wine had a bright medium lemon colour. ¬†Citrus, toast, lees and some saltiness on the nose. Medium body; dry. ¬†Very citrusy followed by green apples and lees. ¬†A hint of toasted oak and some nuttiness too. ¬†Tiny bubble. Rating:4 out of 5 stars

Bottega Gold Prosecco

Bottega Gold Prosecco

Bottega Gold Brut¬†Prosecco NV, Italy. The wine has a¬†light intensity nose of flowers and citrus, with a hint of lime in the background. ¬†Dry, with medium plus acidity and light body.¬† Aggressive, medium-sized, creamy bubbles.¬† Citrus, apple, a hint of lime, and some lemon rind on the palate. ¬†It’s very recognizable with its metallic gold-covered bottle.¬†Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Montenisa Franciacorta Brut DOCG, Italy ‚Äď Who says that the only sparkling wine¬†Italy can make is Prosecco? ¬†I bring forth ‚ÄúFranciacorta‚ÄĚ. ¬†This sparkling wine is made with Chardonnay grapes and uses the Champenois method (2nd fermentation in the bottle) to make the wine‚Äôs bubbles. ¬†This wine has a light toasty nose. ¬†Medium minus body with a fine mousse. ¬†Peach, apples and toast on the palate. ¬†Top quality. Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

 

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