During this Christmas 2013, everyone buy wine. But even more important than all others, the sparkling wine or champagne cannot be forgotten. It is a must have celebrate New Year?s Eve. To start 2014 nothing better than a toast with a sparkling wine, champagne or cava. It will perfectly accompany all your good resolutions.
This fantastic sparkling wine of high class and quality is the ideal drink for good parties. Champagne is produced using traditional methods (such as cava) which are adapted to the specific areas where it is produced. The Montagne de Reims, the vallée de la Marne, the côte des blancs, or the Aube vineyard for Champagne, and Penedes, Catalonia and other regions such as Valencia, La Rioja, Navarre, the Extremadura, Aragon and Burgos for Cava.
The grapes used for the production are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier for the Champagne and Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel.lo for cava. These varieties provide a unique flavour, freshness, body, aroma…
There are different types of sparkling wines, always depending on the amount of added sugar. The Brut Nature is one of the purest because only wine is added. It has a better quality and is in great demand among connoisseurs. In contrast, the production of Semi sec is made with an addition of 32 to 50g of sugar per liter and the production decreasing every year. In addition, the pink champagne or Cava is increasingly popular and is required more and more on our tables, especially for Christmas.
For these days, we recommend some ideal sparkling wines to enjoy nougat, chocolate or other desserts & sweets of the season:
Billecart Salmon Brut Réserve
Bollinger Special Cuvée