This is actually pretty good for the money. $15 locally in Austin. I think it justifies its existence very easily at that price tag. It's dry, it's bubbly, and it doesn't have any off flavors. My wife thought it might have been a touch "fruity", but I actually didn't taste that. The sparkler clearly doesn't measure up to Champagne though. I am leaning more and more in favor of buying only Champagne and opening them more selectively rather than buying this kind of sparkler and opening it more liberally. YMMV.
Pale straw. Nose is very subtle, with hints of toast and pears. Clean, dry and crisp on the palate, with citrus and apple flavors. The acidity is medium plus and the finish is a little short. Overall, this is a well-made, good value sparkler.
Pale straw, lively mousse; apples, peaches, lemons, bread dough; tart apple, yeasty, light body, lemony acidity, nice finish. Active bubbles with hint of sweetness but a bit more tart than I prefer. Good with strawberries.
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