Tasting notes: Summer Sparklers, Aug. 18, 2018

Louis de Grenelle ‘Corail’ Saumur Brut Rosé, NV

Regular price: $22.99

Sale Price: $17.99

100% Cabernet Franc, this is a fresh and crisp example of the centuries old tradition of sparkling wines from Loire. Bright berry fruit with hints of tell-tale Cab Franc olive and pepper. This is a great aperitif wine!


Briday Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé, NV

Regular Price $24.99

Sale price $19.99

100% Pinot Noir, with bright cherry and raspberry notes. Beautifully light and easy, the refreshing finish primes the palate for another sip.


Bisol ‘Crede’ Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, NV

Regular Price $24.99

Sale price $19.99

The marketplace has been awash with cheap prosecco; tanks of sweet, insipid, still wine pumped up with Co2 before bottling.  The crisp and deeply flavored wine, however, is the real deal. Made mostly of Glera, its rich with pear, apple and floral scents and flavors.


Château de la Greffière Crémant de Bourgogne, NV

Regular Price $24.99

Sale price $19.99

100% Chardonnay, this is a lee-sy style wine with deep and slightly oxidized tart tatin flavors. Bigger and richer than expected, it’s a rustic and unpolished wine.


Avinyo Cava Brut Reserva 2014

Regular price: $17.99

Sale Price: $13.99

The traditional grapes Macabeu, Xarel-lo, and Parellada make up this incredible value, vintage dated Cava from northeastern Spain. Champagne like brioche toast aromas backed by tart apple are the signatures of this wine. Inexpensive enough to use in a mimosa, rich enough to stand on its own.


Champagne Thiénot Brut Champagne, NV

Regular price: $54.99

Sale Price: $43.99

It is composed of 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 20% Meunier. The light gold color and big brioche, cream and baked apple nose gives way to a wine that is packed with power and complexity on the palate. This full-bodied Champagne has a luscious finish that is very impressive.