TASTING :: DECEMBER 11, 2016
Flama d’Or Cava, Spain
Straw-colored yellow with green tones. Fine, persistent bubbles. Bright appearance. Accentuated aroma of fresh grapes, with signs of ripe fruit and of citric fruits, very pleasant and characteristic of aging in the bottle. In the mouth it is extremely vivacious, compensated for by a pleasant equilibrium and elegance. Aftertaste is fruity, evoking the apple, pear and a hint of citric. Balanced, fruity and persistent.
Cono Sur Sparkling Brut, Chile
This is a bright, fresh, sparkling brut with citrus aromas, hints of green apple, white flowers and a creamy finish. Juicy, crisp and refreshing with an rounded palate.
Scharffenberger Brut, California
The wine is two-thirds Pinot Noir which produces a red fruit (cherry and plum) forward nose combined with one-third Chardonnay which adds the tropical expression of litchi nut and mango. The 100% malolactic fermentation adds a vanilla cream character producing a round and full-bodied wine. After approximately two years on the yeast lees, there are notes of freshly baked bread and pastry that enhances the more fruit forward style of the wine. Finally, after several months on the cork the wine develops caramel and hazel complexors.
Treveri Rose Methode Champenois, Washington
Extracted deep cranberry cof or, sweet entry of ripe strawberries, crazins, some good acids and nice tight bubbles.
Roederer Brut Premier Champagne, France
Balanced in a rich style, this yields flavors of lemon meringue over zesty orange-pith acidity. It’s round and smooth, a wine with direction that gently carries you along with it.