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Planet Grape Wine Review’s Top Ten Sparkling Wines

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We’re nearly at the finish line. Take a collective deep breath and know there is light at the end of the tunnel. If by any chance you are looking for last minute bubbly selections, here are some of our favorites from around the globe. Prices are standard retail.

NV Pere Venture Cava Brut Tresor Reserva Penedes Catalonia Spain $16
Beautifully balanced, silky and dry with lasting fine bubbles and notes of lemon zest, yellow apple, almond sliver and sea spray.
Importer: Taub Family Selections, Port Washington, New York

NV Faire La Fete Cremant de Limoux Brut France $19
Fresh and bone dry with fine, lasting bubbles and notes of lemon, peach, ginger and biscotti. Exceptional value!

Importer: First Growth Brands, Tiburon, California

NV Valentin Bianchi Brut San Rafael Mendoza Argentina $22
Rich and dry with fine, persistent bubbles and notes of lemon custard, almond sliver, graham cracker and crème caramel.
Importer: Quintessential Wines, Napa, California

NV Altemasi Trentodoc Trentino Alto Adige Italy $24
Fine and bone dry with notes of lemon zest, apple tart, petrol, chalk and almond sliver.
Importer: Taub Family Selections, Port Washington, New York

2017 Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Rose Stellenbosch South Africa $25
Elegant, dry and silky Pinotage/Pinot Meunier blend with persistent fine bubbles notes of lemon zest, white peach, pink rose and chalk.
Importer: Quintessential Wines, Napa, California

NV Bibi Graetz Bollamatta Sparkling Wine Italy $26
Organically grown Sangiovese with a lively lasting sparkle and notes of raspberry, strawberry, lime and chalk.
Importer: Folio Fine Wines, Napa, California

2017 Paula Kornell Blanc de Noirs Napa Valley California USA $50
Light, delicate and dry with fine, lasting bubbles and notes of lemon curd, white peach, apricot, slivered almond and Challah bread.
Winery Direct. Limited.

NV Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve France $69
Rich, toasty and dry with fine, lasting bubbles, silky texture, and notes of almond croissant, marzipan, apple pie and chalk.
Importer: Folio Fine Wines, Napa, California

2008 Champagne Collet Brut Collection Privee Ay France $72

Elegant and dry with lasting fine bubbles and notes of lemon zest, raspberry, caramel apple, almond croissant and chalk.
Importer: Old Bridge Cellars, Napa California

nv Andre Jacquart Vertus Experience Champagne Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut France $100
Exquisite silky texture with very long lasting and fine bubbles. Rich and flavorful with notes of white peach, gala apple, toasted almond and brioche.
Importer: Taub Family Selections, Port Washington, New York

Planet Grape Wine Review's founder, Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis, is also a professional sabreuse, opening Champagne with a saber in a dramatic 3-minute show! For more information visit:

http://www.planetgrape.com/sabering_champagne

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