We currently have 3 sparkling wines in our online wine shop. They are all delicious but how do you decide which sparkling wine to try? Find all three in this month's 'Celebrate it's February' Case with FREE delivery....
Lucciole , literally meaning 'fireflies', is our best seller for a reason...it appeals to everyone. An extra-dry sparkling rosé the colour of rose petals presented in a voluptuous bottle with a pale pink foil and vintage-photo label. Made from Corvina (the main grape found in Valpolicella wines) and Syrah, it's rounded and fruity in taste with lovely candied notes of red fruit berries such as strawberry and raspberry. Dry and versatile when it comes to matching food, it has a particular affinity with charcuterie, Caesar and Niçoise Salads, duck, and desserts such as zabaglione.
Serve it, as they do in Verona, in a coupe glass with a single basil leaf.
Bruttino is 100% Pinot Noir so is more dense and richer than the others with that yeasty/toasty component being prevalent. It can withstand heavier food pairings than both the Lucciole and Perschers.
Enjoy it as an aperitif with crostini and olives or with fish: sea bream or monkfish tails in a lemon, thyme and butter sauce. If you fancy something meaty, you could pair this nicely with roast chicken and tarragon, or a herbed pork fillet with buttery mash or gratin. Mmmm, that’s Valentine’s Day menu sorted.
Bruttino also has the ability to age longer.
Perschers, meaning 'a good time', comes from vineyards situated in Barbaresco, a picturesque and quaint village known more famously for its Barbaresco, deemed to be the queen of Italian red wines, the King being Barolo. Perschers is a blend of Chardonnay and Arneis grapes. It is made in the traditional 'Metodo Classico' exactly like Champagne. While all quality sparkling wines go through a second fermentation, the 'Metodo Classico' means this happens in the bottle and is followed up by a period of 'sur-lie' ageing in a cellar which gives the wine its texture and complex flavours.
Perschers has a fresh, fruity and aromatic style, there's still a bit of body and richness to it that comes from the 'sur-lie' ageing in bottle but it's counterbalanced more with the natural zest and tropical nuances of the Arneis grape. A good wine to pair up with Asian-influenced dishes or dishes with spice.
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