Capital Wines Press Gallery Sparkling NV
Cheap sparkling is a minefield, with so many flabby and dull wines. We have the big National Liquor News bubbly tastings later in the year and, historically, the sub $20 price bracket is both boring and painful.
Not this bubbly, which is dry, tart and surprisingly serious, with well handled dosage that looks largely Chardonnay based and
definitely quite long. Lemony fruit, this has minimal lees richness and all
tart lemon fruit, yet not harsh, just clean.
Very crisp and refreshing with quality fruit. A bit simple, but for the price its pretty clever.
Details: 12.5%, Crown Seal, $21
Source: Sample, tasted Jan ’15
Score: 17/20, 90/100
Would I buy it? I’d probably drink a few glasses. Not quite a bottle proposition.
Buy online: Capital Wines