Looking for some pretty affordable bubbles? Here are five sparkling wines from three different countries for an aperitif with friends or a family brunch.
Segura Viudas, Reserva, Cava, Spain
A classic among Cava classics and always at an incredible low price. Aged on its lees for 15 months, this Spanish sparkling wine is full of citrus notes and has a fine and persistent bubble. Very versatile and always fun. Mixologists favorite for their cocktails also. (8,99$)
Mionetto Treviso, Prosecco, Italy
With its lemony side, this Prosecco is perfect to tease your appetite and to give you some fine pleasure as an aperitif. On the nose, it is fresh and mineral. These bubbles are surprising for their price. More acidic than sweet, but everything is in balance and well integrated. The orange label is easy to recognize and, at this price, keep a few bottles at home at all times for impromptu visits or even to bring to friends! They will invite you again… (12,99$)
Mumm Napa, Brut Prestige, California
Unsurprisingly, it is in California that we find the estates of the prestigious Champagne houses. The latter give their name to their bubbles, clearly marking the filiation between their region of origin and these new Californian properties. The Mumm Napa Brut Prestige has a very nice persistent bubble on the palate. With its notes of almond and brioche and its slightly spicy touch, this Brut Prestige is simply delightful. It is also available in rosé. (15,99$)
Juve y Camps, Reserva de la Familia, 2013, Spain
Once again, Spanish cavas producers are working miracles with this cuvée that is worth the detour. It is elegant, long in the mouth and with a nice complexity. Very “citrusy” (lemon) and slightly “toasted”. A very nice cava from an estate that is also worth trying these other cuvées such as the Essential Xarel-lo Cava. Organic. (17,99$)
Chandon Brut, California
Chandon Brut is another example of a California sparkling wine that, for half the price, will make you feel like you’ve popped a Champagne. The bubbles are abundant and the aromas rich and quite tasty. White fruit stones notes, citrus aromas and a spicy finish. With smoked salmon or a cheese platter, you are in for a treat! (18,49$) Cheers !