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Sparkling
750ml
Bottle: $11.20 $13.34
This refreshing sparkling wine is a straw color with fine bubbles. Aromas of fresh citrus, with hints of honey and...
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Sparkling
750ml
Bottle: $12.60 $14.40
Light straw in color, this sparkling wine showed apple, pear and rose petals on the nose. The mouth feel brought...
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White
750ml
Bottle: $10.42 $12.40
A refreshing delight, Cantina Gabriele Malvasia carries a sweet and easy to drink composition. With sweet and spicy...
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Sparkling
750ml
Bottle: $26.25 $30.00
Rated 91 - Partially fermented in barrique, the NV Franciacorta Brut Rosé is an accessible blend of 40% Chardonnay,...
WA
91
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Sparkling
750ml
Bottle: $11.19 $13.33
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Sparkling
750ml
Bottle: $14.00 $16.00
Rated 89 - Pours a pale yellow color with delicate perlage. On the nose, toasty and yeasty aromas give way to citrus,...
BTI
89
WE
88
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Sparkling
750ml
Bottle: $9.47 $11.28
Ruffino Prosecco is fruity and fragrant with clean notes of citrus, pears and apples along with slight hints of...
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Sparkling
750ml
Bottle: $10.50 $12.50
Rated 90 - This diamond bright pink bubbly is refreshing and lively on the palate. Wild strawberries and raspberries...
UBC
90
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Red
750ml
Bottle: $11.90 $14.16
Purple red color with a light blue hue, the Dolcetto has aromas of black cherry, raspberry and hint of blueberries...

Barbera Champagne Blend Malvasia Italy End Bin Wines

For centuries now, the beautiful red grapes of the Barbera varietal have been grown in Italy, where they are prized for their unusual high acid content and low tannins, brought about by their thin skins. The Barbera grape varietal thrives in warmer climates, and has had some success overseas in the new world, where its strongly aromatic flavors of intense hedgerow fruits make it a favorite with wineries and wine drinkers looking for a grape which offers plenty of interesting characteristics. Interestingly, the differences between young and aged wines made from this varietal are quite significant, with younger bottles holding a plethora of berry flavors, including blueberry and raspberry notes, and oak aged wines made from the Barbera grape being much loved for their ability to become extremely complex and spicy, and picking up vanilla flavors from the wood they are barreled in.

The sparkling wines of Champagne have been revered by wine drinkers for hundreds of years, and even today they maintain their reputation for excellence of flavor and character, and are consistently associated with quality, decadence, and a cause for celebration. Their unique characteristics are partly due to the careful blending of a small number of selected grape varietals, most commonly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These grapes, blended in fairly equal quantities, give the wines of Champagne their wonderful flavors and aromas, with the Pinot Noir offering length and backbone, and the Chardonnay varietal giving its acidity and dry, biscuity nature. It isn't unusual to sometimes see Champagne labeled as 'blanc de blanc', meaning it is made using only Chardonnay varietal grapes, or 'blanc de noir', which is made solely with Pinot Noir.

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.

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