A Sparkling Blog — Rosé

Brutissimo Moscato: The Good, Not The Bad Nor Ugly

Ca'Salina Extra Brut Low Sugar Moscato Rosé Sparkling Wine

Brutissimo Moscato: The Good, Not The Bad Nor Ugly

A ‘bone dry Moscato’ is quite an oxymoron.  A phrase which perfectly sums up Ca’Salina’s Brutissimo Manzoni Moscato Extra Brut, a pink sparkling wine.   If you Google ‘Moscato wine’, you’ll see that it is typically a sweet wine.  When I Googled ‘Moscato Extra Brut’, Ca’Salina’s Brutissimo on my website was the only one that appeared. Hence, Moscato is rarely, if ever, bone dry.  Brutissimo is an exceptional wine, not only in terms of taste but also how it’s made.  Produced using Manzoni Moscato grapes, it has only 0.5 grams of residual sugar per litre (that’s very low – a typical...

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The First Pink Fizz Tasting Evening

Ca'Salina Fitz Furlan Lyme Bay Winery Pink Fizz Rosé Sharpham Wine Sparkling Wine

The First Pink Fizz Tasting Evening

This time last month (the evening of Friday 13th March) it was my first ever Pink Fizz Tasting event.  Not only the first Pink Fizz event, but my first event of the year (which hopefully won’t be the last given this strange year). I’d wanted to do a ‘Pink Fizz’ event for a while (after already doing Prosecco and English Sparkling Wine events) and spent the beginning of 2020 finalising my line up.    My Italian producers make some amazing sparkling rosé wines which aren't Prosecco (incidentally Rosé Prosecco doesn't exist, yet) as well as fabulous pinks too from English producers. ...

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When one glass just isn't enough

English Sparkling Wine Lyme Bay Winery Rosé

The Lyme Bay Brut Reserve is sadly coming to an end (it’s been very successful!). However, there is the new vntage to look forward to, but not until March 2019. In the meantime I was advised to taste their English Sparkling Rosé Brut as an alternative. So when the occasion came to taste it, the expectation was that a friend and I would have just one glass before going out. My assumption being that it would be a bit too Champagne-y as I knew it was fermented for longer than the white Brut Reserve (at least 18 months) so it...

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