This summer, put down the dry Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio and take a fresh look at sparkling wines. With a range of flavor profiles—from fruity to mineral-heavy—a glass of bubbles is a refreshing accompaniment to a patio meal on a hot summer day.
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Adriano Adami Prosecco Bosco Di Gica NV
The ample nose releases crisp-edged, complex fruit notes, and the palate is full flavored with a crisp acidity. A wonderfully versatile sparkler.
Adriano Adami Prosecco Garbel Brut Treviso NV
This wine has a fine, delicate bead of bubbles, youthful fruity aromas, and a palate that is smooth, rounded, and dry. It is an extremely versatile sparkling wine, to be enjoyed at any time of day with good up-front generosity and plenty of immediate appeal.
Bivio Prosecco Brut NV
A fresh dry light sparkling wine with a fruity and floral fragrance.
Bodegas Muga Brut Cava Conde De Haro 2013
Robert Parker 89 points...smoky yeast notes intermixed with some nuts, flowers and apple aromas...lightbodied...well integrated, fine bubbles with high acidity and good freshness. A great aperitif.
Cleto Chiarli Blanc de Blancs Brut NV
Bright yellow color with greenish tinges. White pulp fruit aromas and light floral notes on the nose. Dry and nicely crisp with a pleasant acidity, aromatic aftertaste and fine as well as lively bubbles.
Domaine de Vodanis Vouvray Petillant Brut NV
This crisp, honey scented sparkling Vouvray was grown organically and biodynamically and strikes the perfect balance between ripe, luscious fruit and crispy, palate cleansing acidity. Has scents of almond skin, and bruised granny Smith apple. The palate has some chalky minerality, and a velvety texture. 100% Chenin Blanc
Domaine Jean Noel Gagnard Cremant de Bourgogne Grand Lys 2010
A fine but persistent mousse carries aromas and flavors of toast, citrus and stone fruit. A dry, crisp and elegant finish speaks to the pedigree of the Domaine and this distinguished terroir.
Domaine Laurier Brut NV
A pleasant easy drinking sparkler with bright, fruity, citrusy aromas and flavors of dried peach and citrus.
Enrico Serafino Brut Alta Langa 2011
This vibrant sparkler offers delicate, appealing aromas of apple, mature pear, toast and bread crust that carry over to the expressive palate along with a note of citrus zest. An elegant continuous bead of bubbles accompanies the creamy flavors while a note of toasted hazelnut wraps up the finish.
Kila Cava 2015
Apple, vanilla and a hint of spice on the nose. Ripe and full, it echoes Champagne without explicitly imitating it, and it has more heft and interest than most Cavas at this price.
Marques de Gelida Brut Cava Reserva 2013
Has abundant notes of bread dough, apple, pear and citrus oil. With a delicious entry on the palate, this dry, but not austere sparkling wine has excellent purity, texture and ripeness.
Parigot & Richard Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc Tradition NV
Light gold in color, with enticing aromas of white fruits and toast, this sparkler evokes freshness and delicateness. Well balanced with vitality and vervethat will entice even jaded Champagne drinkers.
Roederer Estate Brut L'Ermitage 2009
Wine Enthusiast 95 points. Very fruity and fresh in aroma, this elegant wine has light, crisp apple and lemon flavors, fresh baked bread accents and lively acidity. A layered texture seems to blend in accents of almond and vanilla, increasing complexity with each sip. It is one of Californias bluechip bubblies.
Scharffenberger Brut NV
This wine shows amazing complexity, subtle richness, layers of flavor and an ultrasmooth texture. A foundation of fruit flavor is very solid, and the acidity is firm and refreshing. The mouthfeel is plush and the finish lingers, making it a grand wine for a special occasion. Wine Enthusiast EditorÕs Choice
Simonnet Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Blanc NV
"A wonderfully well balanced Cremant sparkler, with fine persistent bubbles, and nicely developed length on the palate. The fresh and powerful bouquet shows beautiful ripe yellow fruit aromas. This combines the finesse of Chardonnay and the power of Pinot Noir. 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir.
Alma Negra Brut Nature Sparkling Rose NV
The Argentine sparking rose is made from Malbec and Pinot Noir. I was surprised how good this wine is, Éand the wine, from a relatively cool climate, displays crisp, elegant acids intermixed with strawberry, cranberry and fruit cocktail-like notes. It is medium bodied and just delicious. The Wine Advocate Robert Parker 90 points.
Cleto Chiarli Brut Rose NV
Lively froth, red currant color. Intense and fruity scent, outstanding bubbles. Excellent as an aperitif, and ideal for elegant dinners.
Parigot & Richard Cremant de Bourgogne Rose NV
...crisp, elegant acids intermixed with strawberry, cranberry and fruit cocktail like notes. It is medium bodied and just delicious.