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Sparkling wine is a general term for various methods of getting carbon dioxide into a wine, its usually through two popular methods: Natural fermentation either in a bottle (traditional method) or in a large tank under pressure (charmat process) and secondly through a little bit of technology by injecting carbon dioxide into the wine, alas the bubbles and sparkle do not last as long as the traditional method. Both processes can be used in the production of white, rose and red sparkling wine.Most wine experts will say France probably carries the flag for the most high quality sparkling wines being made today through either of the two production processes, although most are made utilizing the traditional method as per champagne. some good examples of top quality French sparkling wine being: Cremant d' Alsace, Cremant de Loire, Cremant de Bourgogne, Cremant de Limoux, Cremant de Savoie and Cremant de Bordeaux.
Outside France, we have a number of countries with excellent reputation for producing top quality sparkling wine, some good examples being: Cava from Spain, Asti and Prosecco from Italy, German Sekt. From the New World we have New Zealand, Chile, Australia and South Africa matching most of the top European sparkling wines.
Last but not least, we cannot forget the fine sparkling wines being produced in the UK, especially along the South Coast of England. England now has well over one hundred vineyards producing sparkling wines, with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Muller-Thurgau being the most popular grape varities. Three of these varieties being the grapes of Champagne. Through the help of similar soil structures to Champagne and warmer growing seasons especially in Sussex and Kent, English Sparkling wine has been highly praised for its quality, beating Champagne in a number of competitions and collecting over one hundred and twenty medals and trophies in just one year 2015.
Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants, Southampton, Hampshire, UK hold good stocks of quality sparkling wines to suit most budgets from most regions of Europe and the New World.
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Prosecco Treviso Brut Borgo Molino Sparkling Wine, is pale, straw-yellow in colour with fine bubbles and a rich fragrant bouquet. Dry on the palate with notes of green apple and citrus fruits and a lovely vibrant mousse.
The wine is an easy to drink and typical every day drink of local French people. The team at Louis Bouillot make the wine from grapes grown in vineyards in the South of France, with the majority of the blend being comprised of Ugni Blanc and Chenin Blanc.
Ca\'di Alte was created by winemaker Alberto Marchisio. Although himself a Piemontese, he has been working in the Veneto for some years. He joined Cantina Colli Vicenini as director and winemaker with the 2012 vintage and has since dramatically improved the quality of the wines. The Vineyards are located in the hills and are all south facing. The hillside locations experience cooler nights, allowing the aromatic compounds of the grapes to develop above average, helping to ensure good perfume and fruit.
Cantina Colli Euganei \"Rialto\" Prosecco Frizzante has a lovely pale yellow colour in the glass. The wine is light and fresh with a nicely balanced structure, floral aromas and attractive fruit flavours. Perfect as an aperitif.
Villa Cialdini Pignoletto Sparkling Brut Wine Modena in Italy is straw yellow in colour with green hues. This wine has distinctive aromas of ripe pear, green apple and light floral notes, which are enhanced by its fine and persistant bubbles. It has bright acidity on the palate with a characteristicly refreshing finish.
Villa Cialdini Sparkling Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro is a red ruby colour in the glass with plenty of fine bright bubbles. On the nose it has a fresh, pronounced and very subtle fruity scent. On the palate the wine is delicate, tangy and well balanced, with pleasant refreshing acidity, floral notes and forest fruits on the finish.
Cantina Colli Euganei Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry is straw yellow in colour with green hues and a fine, persistent mousse. Aromas are fresh and fruity with hints of white blossom. Soft and lively on the palate without being aggressive. An excellent aperitif.
The iconic structure of Chateau Moncontour dates back to the 15th century and has over 130 hectares of vineyards. Its dry Vouvray comes from a unique parcel of land in the village of Rochecorbon, near to the town of Vouvray. The vines are aged from 10 to 45 years old and grow in chalky and clay like soils.
Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry DOC, Ca\' Di Alte from Italy is a very dry sparkling wine, similar to a quality champagne. Excellent aperitif or goes well with smoked seafood.
Louis Bouillot was founded in Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1877 by JeanBouillot and with over 130 years of experience, is one of the oldest producers of Cremant de Bourgogne, as well as being the largest.
Klein Constantia Cap Classique Sparkling Brut, South Africa has a nose that displays fresh minerality and flinty expressive notes with buttery brioche characters, followed by a slight green apple and citrus aroma. The palate is focused and well defined with a mineral backbone and a fine mousse.