We’ve compiled a list of five, delicious sparkling wines that you can enjoy this Valentine’s Day or any time of year.
|Biltmore Estate Winery’s “Blanc de Blancs”
Good acidity and balance are complemented by hints of lemon, apple and pear.
|Childress Vineyards’ “Victory Cuvee”
The Chardonnay-based Blanc de Blancs Brut is made in the traditional French Methode Champenoise. It is rich with Bartlett pear and Granny Smith apple flavors, and has a creamy elegant texture, excellent for pairing with food.
|Grandfather Vineyard and Winery’s “Sparkling Rosé”
This dark pink bubbly Rosé exudes notes of tart blackcurrant and aromatic fresh berry fruit in a rare Barbera and Malbec based blend. The palate is medium bodied, dry, softly fizzing and shows all the traits of an elegant, refreshing, sparkling wine.
|Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery’s “La Dolce Vita”
La Dolce Vita boasts intense aromas of floral lychee, orange peel and cardamom. Made like a smooth and sweet Moscato d’Asti, this is a juicy explosion of fruit like biting into ripe kiwi or plump peaches.
|RayLen Vineyards’ “Sparkling Brut”
Made by traditional Methode Champenoise, this Sparkling Brut is light-tasting and refined, with a balanced, medium-dry finish and delicate pinpoint bubbles. Enjoy lively aromas of citrus and toast leading to crisp flavors of apple and lime.
Looking for something else to try? Check out our 2015 list of 10 fun and flirty N.C. wines.
North Carolina is home to nearly 200 wineries from the mountains to the coast, each offering a unique experience and variety of wines to enjoy. Plan your next trip and learn more about the state’s $1.97 billion wine and grape economy at www.ncwine.org.