Smooth, sweet, sparkling, bubbly, fizzy and effervescent are just some of the words to describe winter wines. Whether celebrating the holidays, bringing in the New Year or making a resolution to try new wines; these are our top choices for the winter months.
Beau Joie Brut
Featuring the fresh, character of the fruit, nuts, almond biscotti, yeast residue, this brut creates a balance between fruity and acidity on the palate. The lingering finish features a nice verve and citrus zest. Beau Joie (meaning “beautiful joy”) is a blend of 60 percent pinot noir and 40 percent chardonnay. The absence of extra sugar creates a dry wine without the fruity note.
It features intense floral and white fruit aromas including honey suckle pear and sweet citrus. It is delicate on the palate, characterized by its impressive aromatic breadth, creamy texture, freshness and fruity extravaganza. Its color is pale yellow with silver tinges, brilliant and crystal clear revealing a ribbon of delicate bubbles.
Schramsberg Blanc De Blancs
Blanc de Blancs (white from white) made from 100 percent Chardonnay sparkling wine, dry and crisp, to savor by itself or pair with sushi, savory taste or to toast during a meal. Crisp and balanced, it blends the flavors of pineapple, peach jam, brioche and vanilla with a smoky edge.
Sofia Blanc De Blancs
Fruity and refreshing, Sofia Blanc de Blancs is a blend of Pinot Blanc, Muscat and Riesling. The mellow flavors of apples and pears with hint of citrus and honeysuckle are combined for a wine that is lightly textured yet vibrant.
Silver Cap Brut
This sparkling brut is delicate, refined and fruity with a pale golden color. This is lighter and finer in weight and texture than champagne but with still the bubbles to cheer the holidays or the New Year. Pair with sweets or enjoy as a cocktail.
Courtage Brut Rose
Fresh and fruity with aromas of strawberry, raspberry, lilac and violets, it is smooth and a perfect balance of freshness, fruit, acidity and sweetness. This is the perfect combination of flavors, red fruit aromas and baby bubbles. This pairs well with spicy Asian dishes, risotto, barbecue, beef, lamb, duck, game, chicken, prosciutto, seafood, pizza or soft cheese (like brie or goat).
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