Friday, June 3, 2011

Emeri De Bortoli Sparkling Wines Review

I'm not a huge drinker but I like to enjoy a drink from time to time. A cold sparkling drink is the perfect way to end a hot summer night. It's also nice to sit around with friends having good conversation over delicious drinks.

De Bortoli Wines is a third generation family wine company established by Vittorio and Giuseppina De Bortoli in 1928. The couple emigrated to Australia from Northern Italy, from mountain villages at the foothills of the Italian Alps, near the historic town of Asolo. They make such wine favorites as Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and more. The fine wines are made with care and dedication.

I received two sparkling wines to review. I have never tried sparkling wine before and was interested to sample them. I had imagined it would be something like champagne? I received sparkling Pinot Grigio, and sparkling Sauvignon Blanc. The bottles were very stylish.

These pictures are just absolutely gorgeous. They capture the true beauty of the sparkling wine.

Both wines had a great flavor, although I preferred the Pinot Grigio. The Pinot Grigio has a very light and crisp flavor although slightly bitter. It smelled very fresh and flavorful. It's best to serve this wine very cold. Upon first taste, the taste of the grapes was very prevalent and my tastebuds were hit with a wave of sparkling essence. The sparkling aspect of the wine was subtle, but not overwhelming at all. It was very pleasant and nothing like the carbonation level of a soda. The bubbles tickled your tongue as you drank it. The color of the wine is a perfect toasted color, similar to that of a champagne color. The wine went down smoothly and easily. I really enjoyed sampling such a great wine with a unique twist.

The Sauvignon Blanc is a fine wine that has a very aromatic personality and distinct flavor. It would be a great dinner wine to have. I've only had Sauvignon Blanc once before sampling this sparkling wine, but I know it is very popular. I liked this wine but the flavor (in my opinion) takes some getting used to. The flavor is strong and powerful, I feel. The sparkling aspect of the wine paired very well with the taste and it was very refreshing and unlike anything I had tasted before. I think any Sauvignon Blanc lover would really love to try this new version of an old classic.

1 comment :

  1. How delish! I'm always looking for new wines to try and enjoy.