SPARKLING CHRISTMAS

Of course, if you’re after festive fizz, Champagne is not your only option – there’s a whole wide world of sparkling alternatives beyond the borders of Champagne from which to choose.With differing emphasis on fruitiness, bubble size and methods, each country is home to a distinct version of its own. Interestingly, the UK is the largest importer of all sparkling wines in the world – two of the most popular effervescent alternatives being Prosecco and Cava.

Gancia Leggero Prosecco DOC Brut

PRODUCT NOTES

Selection of the best Glera grapes (Prosecco area) and long tradition combine to create an elegant and pleasant sparkling wine: Gancia Prosecco DOC.

Straw yellow with greenish reflex. Fine yet rich and persistent perlage.

Rich and persistent; fruity; very fine. It reminds a ripe golden apple and maple flowers.

Fresh, pleasant, smooth and well balance; persistent with a fruity finish.

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Tresor Rosado Pere Ventura NV

PRODUCT NOTES

Tasting Note: Tresor Rosé is a lively pink Spanish fizz, full of redcurrant, wild strawberry, cherry and raspberry aromas. The palate is long, fruity, soft and elegant – a perfect pick-me-up in the summer sunshine.

Vinification: The must underwent a pre-fermentation maceration using the bleeding method; this involved the free run juice and skins macerating for 12 to 18 hours at a temperature of 12-14 °C, a process designed to maximise colour and aroma extraction. Static settling and fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at a temperature of 15 ° to 17 °C in order to maintain freshness and acidity. A second traditional fermentation occured in the bottle, followed by ageing on the lees for around 15 months.