The sun’s out and it’s time for some fizz. There’s nothing nicer than sipping a sweet (or dry) sparkling wine when the sun comes out and at the Fine Wine Company we have plenty for you to choose from. Whether you like to drink it simply ice cold out of the fridge, topped with fresh fruits or combined into a cocktail, these six sparkling wines will brighten up your summer.
Nyetimber, Classic Cuvee, 2010
Nyetimber are committed to being England’s finest producer of sparkling wine and with this 2010 Classic Cuvee, they do not disappoint. Pale gold in colour and full of fine, gentle bubbles, it offers a flavour which is toasty with almonds, smooth with honey and fresh with the touch of baked apple and pastry. Extremely well balanced, with a long citrus-rich finish, the Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2010 is a wonderful example of how fabulous English wines can be.
Cantina Colli Euganei Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry DOC, 2015
Cantina Colli Euganei is the biggest wine producer in the Veneto area and their Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry DOC, 2015 is a yellow-green wine with a fine and persistent frothy mousse. It’s packed with fresh and fruity aromas and flavours, with floral notes too. The flavours come together in a soft yet lively fizz on the palate and it is a great sparkling choice as an aperitif.
Bodegas Sumarroca, Cava Brut Reserva, 2013
This 2013 Cava Brut Reserva from Bodegas Sumarroca encapsulates the flavours of a quality Cava. It is made from a mix of grapes from the different estates of the vineyard and it is said to have hints of champagne about it, with an unoaked bready freshness to its flavour. Fine bubbles tickle the palate and the flavour is awash with fresh fruity flavours.
Fresita is the pride of Chile and it’s easy to see why. It brings together fine sparkling wines and originally, the fresh flavours of the rare Chilean white strawberry, the first of this kind of fruit ever found. Fresita stands out in the sparkling wines market because it is an infused wine, rich in the flavours of fresh, fragrant grapes and the beautiful handpicked (and now more traditionally red) strawberries of Chile.
Krone, Borealis Brut, 2014
A creamy and toasty biscuit flavoured sparkling wine from South Africa, Krone, Borealis Brut, 2014 is classic in its flavours and has sturdy, persistent bubbles which make it even more enjoyable. The Krone, Borealis Brut, 2014 is produced in the Tullbagh region in South Africa and it has the fresh, sweet flavour of pears and nutty pecan notes. These flavours combined give the classic biscuit flavour that makes this wine so popular.
Hollick, Sparkling Merlot, 2012
Considered a bit of a maverick, Coonawarra wine producer Ian Hollick dared to bring together the vibrancy of sparkling wine with the full-bodied depth of a solid merlot. It’s bright purple hues make it a fun alternative to your classic pink and white sparkling wines and the nose is rich in crushed berries and a hint of kirsch. On tasting you’ll enjoy a sharp cherry mousse with briar and berries and the tang of the tannins in the wine’s long finish.