farnese-fantini-cuvee-cococciola-spumante-abruzzo-italy-10516174

Cost: $23.99 Cayman Islands
Grape Variety: Cococciola
Category: Sparkling wine
Location Bought: Blackbeard’s, Cayman Islands
Country: Italy
Region: Abruzzo
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Fantini
Alcohol: 12% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Straw colour with a medium+ intense nose and full mousse.

A good alternative to Prosecco utilizing the Cococciola grape

Positives: This wine features lots of peach, pear & honeydew melon. Medium body with good acidity & a fairly long length.

Negatives: None.

Interesting Notes:

  • Thanks to Roberto from Blackbeard’s for recommending this wine.
  • In collaboration with Swarovski, a Swarovski crystal is impeded in the label.

Drink now on its own or pair it with grilled cheese with pear & ham.

Tasted: 9 March 2014

Best Buy

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9/10, Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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