*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample for a live Twitter tasting.
With bubbles of course! Bubbles make for one happy wino and I love this time of year as my local wine shops expand their selections and bubble samples arrive on my doorstep. I always like to grab a glass and toast friends and family and usually welcome guests to our house by popping open a bottle of bubbly. Tonight we chose the Contadi Castaldi Brut Rose. It has a traditional Champagne closure, retails for about $23 and come from my new favorite area for sparkling wine, Franciacorta.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) Franciacorta. If you aren’t drinking it, you are missing out. Really. Why are you still sitting there? Go buy some.
2.) The Contadi has a beautiful nose with just a hint of almonds that I found very intriguing.
3.) If you are seeking a dry brut rose with nice acidity and a lovely toasty note, this is it.
4.) Did I mention how you should get yourself a bottle of Franciacorta?
On the nose I found flowers, cherries, almonds, and toast. In the mouth I got cherries, strawberries, and toast. Overall I found the wine to be dry, with good toast, excellent acidity, and a nice finish. My notes say “I’m loving it.”