On the Road with the Grape Guy

Top Sparkling Wines of 2018 Tasting

02 Oct 2018

 

On September 25, 2018 I attended the Wine Writers' Circle of Canada annual Sparkling Wine Tasting ... below are my findings from the 55 wines tasted / 22 were scored - plus my top sparkling wine from both Canada and Internationally

Top International Sparkling Wine …

Sieur D'Arques Sas NV Grande Cuvee 1531 De Aimery Cremant De Limoux ($18.95 - #428086) – France … ****Aimery


Top Canadian Sparkling Wine …

Featherstone Winery 2013 Cuvee Joy ($34.95 - #310334) – Canada … **** ½


The Other Sparkling Wines that Made the Grade (International) …

Araex NV Villa Conchi ($17.95 - #577148) – Spain … *** ½
Bottega 2017 Bottega Vino Dei Poeti Prosecco ($15.00 - #897702) – Italy … *** ½
Freixenet S.A. NV Cordon Negro ($15.00 - #261945) – Spain … *** ½
Sartori NV Prosecco Brut ($14.95 - N/A) – Italy … *** ½
Segura Viudas NV Brut Reserva Cava ($15.95 - #216960) – Spain … *** ½
Trapiche NV Trapiche Extra Brut Sparkling ($13.90 - #262261) – Argentina … *** ½
Villa Sandi NV Prosecco Il Fresco ($15.95 - #394387) – Italy … *** ½
Vina Casal S.A. NV Fresita ($14.95 - #216887) – Chile … *** ½

Pierre Sparr NV Cremant D'Alsace Brut Reserve ($19.95 - #388603) – France … *** ½+
Pierre Sparr NV Cremant D'Alsace Brut Rose ($19.95 - #39016) – France … *** ½+

La Gioiosa NV DOC Treviso Brut ($14.95 - N/A) – Italy … ***+
Wagner Family of Wines 2016 Conundrum Blanc de Blanc ($24.95 - #497735) – USA … ***+


The Other Sparkling Wines that Made the Grade (Ontario) …

click on the wine name for full review

Trius Winery NV Brut ($29.75 - #284539) – Canada … ****+

Château des Charmes 2014 Rosé ($34.95 - #78055 – Canada … ****
Henry of Pelham NV Cuvée Catharine Brut ($29.95 - #217521) – Canada … ****
Trius Winery NV Brut Rosé ($32.75 - #184309) – Canada … ****

Château des Charmes NV Brut Sparkling ($25.95 - #224766) – Canada … *** ½+
Henry of Pelham NV Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut ($29.95 - #217505) – Canada … *** ½+

Featherstone Winery 2016 Cuvee Joy Rosé ($29.95 - #450700) – Canada … *** ½+
PondView Estate Winery 2017 Lot 74 Sparkling ($24.95 – Winery Only) – Canada … *** ½

 

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