Cabriz Espumante Brut Sparkling 2017
- Wine - Brut Sparkling
- Country - Portugal
- Region - Dão DOC
- Vintage - 2017
- Grape Varieties - 40% Encruzado, 40% Bical, 20% Malvasia-Fina
- ABV - 12.5%
- Tasting Note - The shining star of recent trade tastings, gaining attention from the RTP .PT (Portugal's BBC1) & when we originally tried it, we knew immediately that it would be a success here in the UK. This is an example that really shows the potential of Portugal for sparkling wines. When I taste this wine my taste buds couldn't believe the extreme delight. Cabriz uses the Traditional champagne method, but there's a twist! This sparkling has 3 Portuguese fabulous varietals, no pinot, no Chardonnay, just pure indigenous liquid fun! These grapes play the most incredible role together. Expect structure, an elegant mousse, flavoursome ripened pears, combined with an orange compote & zesty uplifting notes! Silky smooth fine bubbles, thanks to the traditional method of production & fermentation at 16°C, retaining freshness mixed with a biscuity overtone. With at least 18 months in wine cellar & 3 months in bottle after disgorgement. This really is a true gem of the Dão at a smashing price point. Crystalline with persistent fine bubbles, white fleshed fruits, citrus burst, biscuit & warm toasted cereals. Fruity, fresh, yet harmoniously balanced, with a crunchy finish & a captivating mousse that will always get the party started... or keep it going!
- Great with - Pairs with a selection of canapes, pork belly & other very fatty meats. Caviar, sushi & fish & chips.