The Different Methods of Bubbles in a Bottle: The Sparkling 6-Pack Exploration


The Different Methods of Bubbles in a Bottle: The Sparkling 6-Pack Exploration

The month of December has many different occasions to pop something effervescent (you may have missed National Roof Over Your Head Day on December 3rd, but the month is young); and there are many different styles of sparkling wine to choose from. Some, like Champagne and Prosecco are well-known and obvious choices, others, like Crémants and Pet Nats are more obscure but also offer the wine lover unusual and sometimes exotic choices.

For a more in-depth look at the various methods of sparkling wine production check out the latest blog while sipping on some bubbly from this 6-pack.


Bisson 2019 Prosecco “Bianco delle Venezie” Vino Frizzante Trevigiana

100% Glera. Delightfully dry Prosecco. Crisp, vibrant, with lovely white peach and green apple fruit aromas. Made in the Charmat or "tank" method where the wine goes through its second fermentation in a pressurized stainless steel tank before being bottled.

Bohigas NV Cava Brut Reserva

A blend of Xarello, Macabeo, and Parellada. Apples and pears with a light toasty-ness. Gentle bubbles make this very easy to get along with, and makes it a perfect accompaniment with food or by itself. Made the same way as Champagne with the second fermentation in bottle.

Lambert, Arnaud NV Crémant de Loire Brézé Blanc

75% Chenin Blanc and 25% Chardonnay. Fresh apples, and quince, with toasty, and bread dough aromas. Fresh and fruit-forward in it's approach, the wine reveals itself to be fleshy, with bubbles of a fine mousse. Nice long finish, this compliments food elegantly and with style. Made with the same method used to make Champagne. Organic.

Lenoble, AR NV Champagne Intense Mag 15

45% Pinot Meunier, 40 Pinot Noir, and 15% Chardonnay. Bartlett pear, Golden Delicious apple, orange peel, currant, ginger, and bread dough are some of the persistent aromas you may find in this lovely Champagne. Although this is non-vintage a good portion of the blend is from the warm 2015 vintage with about 30% from vin de réserve. This is reflected in the riper fruit notes in this expansive and "Intense" wine.

Onward 2019 Malvasia Bianca Pétillant-Naturel (Pét-Nat)

100% Malvasia Bianca. Fruity and flowery notes, with lime, melon, preserved lemon, jasmine, orange blossom and delicate brioche. The wine may have a ripe, almost sweet aroma, but it is a dry wine without sweetness on the finish. Méthode Ancestrale, or Pét-Nat as the cool kids like to say, is the ancient way of leaving bubbles in the bottle by putting a wine still fermenting into the final bottle and capping it. A fun way to spend the day! ;) Most bottles will have a bit of lees (sediment) in them. Perfectly natural.

Karanika 2016 Cuvée de Réserve Brut Nature

100% Xinomavro. Red fruits, subtle cherry and pomegranate, with a freshly punched down dough-rising-kind-of-freshness, and a bit of apple blossom. While the fruit aromas seem ripe and almost candied, the finish is bone dry and carries a moderately long finish. Delicate mousse. This Greek Méthode Traditionelle sparkler with less than a gram of residual sugar is simply superb, and more than a bit special. Organic.

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