Holidays are around the corner and Sparkling Wines have a special place on our dinner tables during celebrations. Here are recommendations of WineDivaa to make your 2018 holidays bubbly and memorable.
Velenossi Passerina Brut ($15.99)
Passerina Spumante Wine. A delicate Brut 100% Passerina, the autochthonous grape of Marche, Italy bright pale yellow and the right amount of bubbles, aromas of white flowers hints of citrus and orange a balanced bubbly on the palate. Perfect to serve as an aperitif or alongside shellfish, crab, and lobster. Read more about Passerina Brut and Wines of Marche here. Also more about Velenosi Wines here.
Ferrari Brut Chill Box, Trento DOC (750 ml, $27.99)
The Ferrari Brut, a highly-regarded “metodo classico” sparkling wine, is produced within northern Italy’s Trento DOC. In the glass, this wine glimmers straw gold, while offering beautiful notes of green apple, honey, and delicate yeast notes. Your friends and family will enjoy well-chilled Ferrari Brut all evening long as its packaged in a stylish, insulated interior box – no ice bucket needed! Serve as an aperitif, alongside delightful seafood dishes or with lighter fare*. More info about Ferrari Trento here.
Bottega Liquid Metals Venetian Gold, Prosecco DOC (750 ml, $29.99; 1.5 ml, $99.99)
Bottega Liquid Metals Venetian Gold always steals the show! Produced in Prosecco DOC, this sparkling wine’s luxurious packaging was inspired by the gold tiles that decorate the St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy. The Prosecco within the bottle is just as vibrant, offering lovely notes of golden apple, white blossom, and melon, it finishes with persistent long-lasting bubbles. Pair with main courses and chocolate desserts*.
Pere Ventura Tresor Rosé in Gift Box, Cava DO (750 ml, $14.99)
Pere Ventura’s Tresor Brut Rosé captures the elegance of Cava, otherwise known as Spain’s premier signature sparkling wine. Encased in a sleek holiday gift box, the Tresor Brut Rosé is made from 100% Trepat, an indigenous grape variety. The iconic hand print on each bottle signifies Pere Ventura’s dedication to quality. Impress your guests upon arrival, as this salmon pink colored wine emits lovely aromatics of strawberry, raspberry, and floral notes. Ideal for seafood and chicken dishes*. Pere Ventura Group info here.
Sella & Mosca NV Torbato Brut ($20)
New to the US market and the only example of sparkling Torbato in the world. Vibrant and elegant, this refreshing, mineral-driven white offers aromas of white spring flower, ripe orchard fruit and citrus blossom. Bright acidity frames the juicy pear, apple and flint flavors, while the crisp finish closes on a saline note. This is a fantastic wine from a grape grown only at the Sella & Mosca estate in Sardinia*. Review more info about Sella & Mosca here.
All of these wines are widely available in the US marked please go to
wine-searcher.com and find a store nearby or an online retailer that can ship these fabulous bubbles for your special occasion.
And for those looking for a red sparkling I had the perfect for you from the North Fork of Long Island! Actually I still have a bottle of this Pugliese Vineyards Sparkling Merlot but unfortunately was last available in October 2017, with an average price of $25. Perhaps you are still able to find it although in wine-searcher.com I couldn’t find it.
Also I wanted to let you know about another fabulous option on the Italian Market because sadly is not yet available in the US Market from a family owned winery and Vineyard of Asti Italy Matteo Soria :
Asti Extra Dry DOCG “Bric Prima Bella” – Matteo Soria (7 euros)
The Asti Extra Dry DOCG “Bric Prima Bella” by Matteo Soria was introduced in the company’s catalog starting from the 2017 harvest. Obtained from Muscat grapes grown in Castiglione Tinella, in the province of Cuneo, and refined on the lees for six months, it is a pleasantly fragrant wine with an inviting foam, able to give a sip of surprising freshness. Pair with light fare or desserts.
*Note: Information gathered from technical specifications and other websites.
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