Fans of reasonably priced Sparkling wine have never had it better. For years Spain was really the only player, but in the last decade we’ve enjoyed a slew of Cremants from France and some wonderful offerings from South Africa. All these are produced by the Traditional Champagne method. A newer player is Chile, and the wine below hits the same high standard as the wines already mentioned. Tingling freshness and delicate fruitiness, partnered with a touch of yeastiness from the second fermentation in the bottle.

P.S. I drink and enjoy Prosecco as much as the next, but I’m not including it in the piece as it employs a simpler, less costly method of production. Hence the slightly lower selling price.

EMILIANA Sparkling Brut, Chile (Organic) 536607 Vintages $19.95


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