Two top bubbles for Christmas
AS WE DRAW closer to the celebration season it is time to start checking out the bubbles on offer at the local liquor outlet.
Most of us go for the tried and tested, but for a change why not try something a little different.
Owned by the world’s largest producer of traditional method sparkling wines, Freixenet Spain, the Wingara Wine Group offers these top-value drops.
Katnook Founder’s Block Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV (pictured left)
Sourced entirely from Katnook’s Coonawarra vineyards, the base wine is 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir blend which is partially matured in older oak to add complexity.
The wine shows sweet pear, quince and caramel flavours, accompanied by a fine mousse and crisp acid finish.
Rating: 92/100 Cost: $23
Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad D.O. Cava (pictured right)
This wine represents the pinnacle of Segura Viudas’ wine styles, with the focus on elegance. The final blend is made up of nine different wines.
Rating: 94/100. Cost: $50