Connoisseurs will object but for the price this is fine. Fruity, with quite a bit of varietal character, but dry, it shows, apple, white peach, and wet stone minerality with a pleasant, bread aroma in the background.
Active mousse with medium bead, the midpalate is soft almost plush for a sparkling wine. The finish is charming and simple.
Produced via the Charmat method, it’s a cut above some of the insipid Cava and Prosecco at the lower price ranges.
To pair with sparkling wine you want music with a pop in the rhythm and a smile in the voice. For that you can’t do better than Ella and the Duke, “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing”
Price: An average of $9 at Bevmo’s 5-cent sale.