A boujee selection of bubbles is essential for any drinks list.
So check out the flavour profiles and food pairings of our top 6 sparkling wines for this autumn and winter and take your menu to the next level.
Besserat Rosé Brut
With its grapes sourced from the best villages of the Champagne region, Besserat de Bellefon’s Rosé Brut (170278) is full of generous, intense and refined aromas, studded with small red berries with notes of redcurrant jelly and sweet almond. The finish is mouth-watering, bright and lightly spicy and is a perfect pair with foie gras and gingerbread skewers, jumbo prawns roasted in orange and pomegranate juice, and pan-seared Brittany langoustine
Bottega Poeti Prosecco DOC Rosé
Bottega Poeti Prosecco DOC Rosé (200195) is a brut sparkling wine that originates from grapes grown in the prosecco DOC area and is made from a blend of glera and pinot noir. Of a bright pink mother-of-pearl appearance, its fine and persistent perlage is coupled with fruity aromas (with distinct hints of apple, white peach, citrus and wild strawberries) and floral notes like peach blossoms. Fresh and delicate, it is fragrant on the palate and confirms the olfactory sensations. The wine’s good retro-olfactory persistence bodes well with cold and light dishes, and is the perfect match with raw fish and sushi.
Wine In A Glass Stemless Moscato
Wine In A Glass Moscato (190677) is a bright and zesty white wine displaying a light straw colour with pale green tints. Aromatic and enticing, the bouquet exhibits fragrances of freshly-crushed grapes and musk, while the intense and juicy palate is full of tropical fruit flavours that culminate in a long and refreshing finale. This moscato tastes best served chilled with fresh seafood like fish, lobsters and prawns.
Scarpantoni Fleurieu Shiraz
Created from shiraz, the Scarpantoni Fleurieu Shiraz (170230) follows in the footsteps of the sparkling white in being full of ripe fruit flavours and a lively palate that treads the line between sweet and dry. Lifted aromas of plums, blackberries and spice are followed by more of those ripe, spicy blackberries on the palate. This wine is perfect by itself and also matches up well with a huge range of foods; be they spicy, savoury or sweet.
Barristers Block Poetic Justice Sparkling Blush
Barristers Block Poetic Justice Sparkling Blush (204522) is made from single vineyard pinot noir fruit that is light, sweet pink in appearance. Its characteristics include light spiced strawberry, apple and vanilla on the palate with deliciously subtle soft fruit flavours. This wine is fresh, fun and lively and pairs beautifully with feta, spinach, mint and quinoa tartelettes.
Totino Estate Alexia Blushing Sparkling
The Totino Estate Alexia Blushing Sparkling (170296) is a fine blushing pink sparkling with crisp apple notes that infuse the palate. Stone fruit flavours are evident on the nose with underlying strawberry cream, finishing with subtle hints of savoury brioche. It’s best served chilled alongside a niçoise salad. The wine will balance the salad with the right amount of herbal freshness, acidity and floral aroma.
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