NV Serveaux Brut Champagne Carte Noir – France $49
This Champagne displays an enticing gold hue in the glass and the energetic bubbles give it an immediate appeal. The nose is festive and inviting with hints of spice and pair. This is the perfect way to welcome guests into your home and make them feel appreciated.
2016 Aphros Phaunus Pet Nat Sparkling – Portugal $34.95
Only 600 bottles of this lovely sparkler were made! This is a varietal Loureiro made in a pétillant-naturel style, vinified in stainless steel with natural yeasts, then bottled to allow the secondary fermentation. The wine is exuberant with frisky bubbles rising with scents of pears and cider. The fine-textured mousse fizzes into flavours of tart tatin but the core displays a laser like grapefruit note. This is such a fun wine and it’s bound to start off the New Year on the right foot.
2016 Val d’Oca Rive di Colbertaldo Prosecco – Italy $24.95
This is a superb example of Prosecco made from 100% Glera grapes that come strictly from Colbertaldo village in the heart of the Valdobbiadene DOCG area. The sub-appellation Rive indicates Proseccos made from grapes of one specific town or hamlet. If you have a big group and you want to make them all happy, this is your wine.