Cost: $17.99 (Cayman Islands)
Grape Variety: 80% Chardonnay 20% Pinot Noir
Category: Sparkling Wine
Location Bought: Cayman Islands (Blackbeard’s)
Region: Cruz de Piedra, Maipú, Mendoza.
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Bodegas Santa Ana
Alcohol: 13% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Yellow in colour with fine mousse & a medium intense nose.
Positives: A delightful sparkling wine featuring lemon, apple, brioche, ginger, English cucumber and pineapple. Medium body, good acidity and a medium length.
Negatives: A slight wateriness is detected.
Interesting Things: A very good sparkling made in the Charmat method & 120 days under sur lie.
Drink now on its own or pair it with cheddar cheese flavoured sourdough hard pretzels.
Tasted: 11 Aug 12
Score: 9+/10, Value: 9.5/10, Total: 19/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine 4+