Beginning in Italy with Prosecco. Or not… Rivolto Zanotto Vino Bianco Spumante Extra Dry NV, Veneto, Italy (£10 Vino Beano) Fresh, satisfying fizz, not massively complex but scores for its dry caramel and green apple flavours, dangerously moreish… B+   And another Italian I didn’t film… Il Serraglio Saliceto Buzzalino […]

Sparkling Wine Round-Up

Vilarnau Cava Brut Reserva NV, Catalonia, Spain (£11.99 Ocado, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Oxford Wine Company, Jolly Vintner, Bona Fide, Wine Direct, Cheers) Smells ripe and quite fleshy, with toasty notes giving some mature authority, then rich flavours of lemons (fresh and cooked) and more of that toasty element, quite broad-shouldered […]

Vilarnau Cava Brut Reserva NV, Catalonia, Spain

Champagne Comtesse de Bellefleur NV, France (£29.99 Laithwaites) Rich with a slight nuttiness, but it looks like that richness seems to come from high dosage rather than extended aging or a good base wine. OK, but not much class. C(-) The Society’s Champagne Brut (Alfred Gratien), France (£29.50 The Wine Society) […]

Four Sparkling Wines – Champagne, Cava & Tasmania