August 7, 2018
Le Marchesina Franciacorta

LE MARCHESINA Franciacorta Brut

The Le Marchesina Franciacorta cuvée is 70% Chardonnay followed by Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc. It’s fresh and lively with floral (jasmine) and fruit basket (peach, nectarine, apple, Meyer lemon) smells and flavors. Light texture, dry, very easy to enjoy. I’m definitely going to buy some of this for my home…delicious Franciacorta (which is a Mèthode Traditionelle sparkling wine DOCG (region) in Lombardy, northern Italy) that is not cost-prohibitive.
April 22, 2018
Murgo Brut Rose

MURGO Spumante Brut Rose

A delicious Methode Traditonelle (Metodo Classico means the same thing in Italian – bubbles made in the bottle, 2nd fermentation) from Sicily. 100% Nerello Mascalese. Etna Rosso wines have had a surge of popularity in the U.S. the last 10 years. Now it’s time for Spumante Brut Rose to have its turn. Made in a very dry style (5 G/L dosage according to the importer) and it shows. Smell and taste tart red cherries and plums, raspberries, dry Mediterranean herbs, white pepper and blood orange. The finish is long and savory (more earth and spice than fruit). It’s dryness, and […]