Two SPARKLING WINES to ring in 2022
As 2021 draws to a close and the New Year celebrations approach, our readers should know two bottles of bubbles that are both easy on the wallet and equally delicious options to ring in 2022 on a sparkling note. Enjoy them for a festive toast or pair them with foods like prosciutto and melon, soft cheeses, stuffed mushrooms, shellfish dishes or fresh berries to delight friends and family. And keep a few bottles on hand for your special celebrations during the winter months
Los Dos Cava Brut (SRP $ 13) is a new Spanish sparkling wine produced by Casa Berger and now available for purchase in the United States. DO Penedès and Cava. The wine is composed of Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada grape varieties harvested by hand. It strikes the perfect balance between the selection of the terroir and the excellence of the vinification at an affordable price. Straw yellow in color with green reflections, this classic cava presents fresh and expressive primary aromas such as green apple and pear as well as notes of dried nuts and fresh bread. The fruity flavors combine with a medium structure, showing good acidity and some floral sweetness.
Unánime 2020 Sparkling (SRP $ 20) of the Mascota vineyards is a dream come true by third generation winemaker Rodolfo “Opi” Sadler, one of Argentina’s most internationally recognized winemakers. Mascota’s Unánime portfolio showcases what great Argentinean wines can offer when an exceptional climate and enthusiasts come together in harmony. This sparkling is a delicate blend of Chardonnay and Malbec grapes that undergo the traditional Champagne method during secondary fermentation, resulting in a high quality sparkling wine. This creamy sparkling wine has intense aromas of buttercream and honey, with a smooth and elegant finish.
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