This summer, put down the dry Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio and take a fresh look at sparkling wines. With a range of flavor profiles—from fruity to mineral-heavy—a glass of bubbles is a refreshing accompaniment to a patio meal on a hot summer day.
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Aubry Brut NV
Pretty, delicate and understated, with hints of dried pear, flower and mint that are laced throughout. Soft and inviting throughout. The feminine, gracious finish only adds to its considerable appeal. 90 points Vinous.com, Antonio Galloni
Camille Saves Brut 1er Cru Carte Blanche NV
A wonderfully rich, creamy entry level Champagne laced with gorgeous Pinot fruit. Beautifully pure and focused culminating in a crescendo of pronounced, fine chalk minerality and fresh acidity.
Delamotte Brut Le Mesnil sur Oger NV
Plenty of freshness, with a supple roundness on the palate and a clean and fruity finish. Pleasant, well balanced, ready to drink immediately.
Didier Ducos Fils Brut L'Ablutien NV
(Pinot Meunier 80%, Chardonnay 15%, Pinot Noir 5%) Very aromatic with hints of bread crust, baked apple. Balanced and refreshing on the palate, it develops buttery and woody aromas, leaving a fresh and steady effervescence.
Gaston Chiquet Brut Tradition NV
Golden yellow hue, fine mousse. Fresh nose of dried apricot with a hint of citrus. Smooth palate fresh, balanced and fruity apricot, white peach, citrus with an aromatic finish.
Gerard Loriot Brut Tradition NV
"(100% pinot meunier) Light yellow. Pear skin, peach pit and floral scents are lifted by a smoky mineral quality. This is juicy and broad on entry offering cherry and orchard fruit , long, with a touch of smokiness and very good persistence.
Henri Goutorbe Brut Cuvee Prestige NV
The Henri Goutorbe Cuvée Prestige Premier Cru Brut is very round and fruity Champagne based on 70% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 5% Meunier; it has lots of ripe peach flavors...the finish reveals a nice purity, freshness and finesse.
Hure Freres Brut Invitation NV
Aromas of baked apple, brioche, wild strawberry, white flowers, and ginger. Has a broad, medium bodied palate of ripe red fruits, citrus peel, lively acidity, and a fairly serious core of stony minerality.
Jose Dhondt Brut Blanc de Blancs NV
Scents of chamomile, lemon oil, white flowers...offers crystalline purity and tons of energy. Vibrant and pulsating, the Blanc de Blancs is a compelling Champagne to drink now.
Le Brun Servenay Brut Cuvee Selection Grand Cru NV
This powerful Champagne offers layers of mineral infused Chardonnay fruit with superb length on the palate and remarkable harmony at this level. Finely textured and remarkably persistent across the palate..100% Chardonnay.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV
Wine Spectator -92 points "This vibrant version is finely knit and elegant, with floral, toast and smoke aromas on the nose and flavors of crème de cassis and lemon curd riding the lacy mousse."
Marc Hebrart Brut Cuvee de Reserve NV
Firm and mouthwatering with racy acidity, this features a core of ground spice, fresh ginger and citrus zest, with a minerally undertow layered with fresh cut quince and poached pear. Creamy finish. 91 points. Stephen Tanzer
Rene Geoffroy Brut Cuvee Expression NV
Bright and elegant, this well knit, aperitif style Champagne offers lively acidity and a fine bead, with floral overtones and a focused palate of poached pear, chalk, candied kumquat and passion fruit. Saline tinged finish. 92 Wine Spectator
Vazart Coquart et Fils Brut Blanc de Blancs Reserve Grand Cru NV
Very pretty with a generous expression of ripe pears and melon. Medium in body, the wine shows terrific balance and a long, refined finish.
Adriano Adami Prosecco Bosco Di Gica NV
The ample nose releases crisp-edged, complex fruit notes, and the palate is full flavored with a crisp acidity. A wonderfully versatile sparkler.
Adriano Adami Prosecco Garbel Brut Treviso NV
Fine, delicate bead of bubbles,& youthful fruity aromas, and a palate that is smooth, rounded, and dry. It is an extremely versatile sparkling wine with nty of immediate appeal.
Bivio Prosecco Brut NV
A fresh dry light sparkling wine with a fruity and floral fragrance.
Bodegas Muga Brut Cava Conde De Haro 2013
Robert Parker 89 points...smoky yeast notes intermixed with some nuts, flowers and apple aromas...lightbodied...well integrated, fine bubbles with high acidity and good freshness. A great aperitif.
Cleto Chiarli Blanc de Blancs Brut NV
Bright yellow color with greenish tinges. White pulp fruit aromas and light floral notes on the nose. Dry and nicely crisp with a pleasant acidity, aromatic aftertaste and fine as well as lively bubbles.
Domaine de Vodanis Vouvray Petillant Brut NV
This crisp, honey scented sparkling Vouvray strikes the perfect balance between ripe, luscious fruit and crispy, palate cleansing acidity.The palate has some chalky minerality, and a velvety texture. 100% Chenin Blanc
Domaine Jean Noel Gagnard Cremant de Bourgogne Grand Lys 2010
A fine but persistent mousse carries aromas and flavors of toast, citrus and stone fruit. A dry, crisp and elegant finish speaks to the pedigree of the Domaine and this distinguished terroir.
Domaine Laurier Brut NV
A pleasant easy drinking sparkler with bright, fruity, citrusy aromas and flavors of dried peach and citrus.
Enrico Serafino Brut Alta Langa 2011
This vibrant Italian sparkler offers delicate, appealing aromas of apple, pear,& toast. An elegant continuous bead of bubbles accompanies the creamy flavors while a note of toasted hazelnut wraps up the finish.
Kila Cava 2015
Apple, vanilla and a hint of spice on the nose. Ripe and full, it echoes Champagne without explicitly imitating it, and it has more heft and interest than most Cavas at this price.
Marques de Gelida Brut Cava Reserva 2013
Has abundant notes of bread dough, apple, pear and citrus oil. With a delicious entry on the palate, this dry, but not austere sparkling wine has excellent purity, texture and ripeness.
Parigot & Richard Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc Tradition NV
Light gold in color, with enticing aromas of white fruits and toast, this sparkler evokes freshness and delicateness. Well balanced with vitality and vervethat will entice even jaded Champagne drinkers.
Roederer Estate Brut L'Ermitage 2009
Wine Enthusiast 95 points. Very fruity and fresh in aroma, this elegant wine has light, crisp apple and lemon flavors, fresh baked bread accents and lively acidity with layered texture.... It is one of Californias bluechip bubblies.
Scharffenberger Brut NV
Shows amazing complexity, subtle richness, layers of flavor and an ultrasmooth texture. The mouthfeel is plush and the finish lingers, making it a grand wine for a special occasion. Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice
Simonnet Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut Blanc NV
"A wonderfully well balanced Cremant sparkler, with fine persistent bubbles, and nicely developed length on the palate. This combines the finesse of Chardonnay and the power of Pinot Noir. 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir.
Alma Negra Brut Nature Sparkling Rose NV
The Argentine sparking rose is made from Malbec and Pinot Noir. I was surprised how good this wine is...displays crisp, elegant acids intermixed with strawberry, cranberry and fruit cocktail-like notes. It is medium bodied and just delicious. The Wine Advocate Robert Parker 90 points.
Cleto Chiarli Brut Rose NV
Lively froth, red currant color. Intense and fruity scent, outstanding bubbles. Excellent as an aperitif, and ideal for elegant dinners.
Parigot & Richard Cremant de Bourgogne Rose NV
...crisp, elegant acids intermixed with strawberry, cranberry and fruit cocktail like notes. It is medium bodied and just delicious.