Top 5 Sparkling Wines for Your New Years Toast
The New Year is lurking around the corner – yes! 2020 is here. January 1st marks as the first day of New Year following Gregorian and the Julian calendar. New Year is often essence marked with fireworks, resolutions, and reflections of the past. Everyone is looking ahead to the future’s possibilities, making unusual connections and success. People often celebrate New Year with close ones – family and friends. Whether it is a classic home party or deluxe club party, few traditions won’t go away – traditions of toasting!
Toasting drinks on New Year a necessary custom that marks the past and future. Either it is Gin or whisky – Champagne or sparkling wine, although champagne is the most favoured and loved one around the world. Though the terms champagne and sparkling wine sound the same! This fizzy and bubbly drink is champagne if it exclusively produced in the Champagne region of France. Elsewhere in the world, it’s still a sparkling wine.
Yet there is a world beyond French Champagne and Sparkling wines worth toasting too! Celebrating is part of the fun so as gifting - One can get wonderful wine gifts from the sparkling wine club. Here are our favourite sparkling wines for your New Years' toast!
- Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2015
As the name suggests, Blanc de Blancs – White from white and made from exclusive Chardonnay. This California winery is one of the US’s most prolific and historic sparkling wine producers. In 1972 then-President Nixon served Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs at historic “Toast to Peace” in Beijing, China. Since then, this sparkling wine has gained its international fame and recognition.
The 2015 Blanc de Blancs packs top aromas of apple, tropical fruits, and baked bread. All the flavours gently meet with citrus hints of lemon blossoms, vanilla wafer, and baked pear. Candied green apple, citrus, apricot, and pineapple resonates with the palate. It is a perfect mix of floral and fruity notes. The price per bottle starts at $34.99.
- Roederer Estate Brut (Magnum)
Roederer Estate Brut is sparkling wine built on a 200 year legacy of fine winemaking of Champagne Louis Roederer. This champagne is the most sought-after in the world. Roederer winemaking style is based on each year’s oak-aged reserve wines and also ownership of its vineyards.
Roederer Estate Brut in it Magnum is a nice blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir. It has subtle notes of lemon, pear combined with toasted hazelnuts, and fresh ginger. This bubbly wine has a taste of apple and creams, which seems smooth. This sparkling wine is a pricey one on the list, but you should not miss it! The price per bottle starts at $54.97.
Some people can’t process the brut wines can always go to Italian sparkling wine, which are more sweet and fruity in flavours. Yes, perfect for those sweet loving ladies!
- Segura Viudas Reserva Heredad Cava Brut
Segura Viudas composed of artisan method of champenoise sparkling wines. This Cava is a legacy of traditions from 100 years of prosperous Spanish heritage. The origin of Segura Viudas comes from the Penedes region of Barcelona, Spain. This Cava is a rare blend made from Macabeo and Parellada – ageing on the lees for 30 months or longer.
Segura Viudas has tones of ageing on the lees, with light smokey flavours with hints of bread biscuits. All these flavours marry with fruity, honey, and floral notes. Cava blends could be used as a sweet cold cocktail too. The price per bottle starts at $22.99.
- Cantina Paltrinieri L’Eclisse Lambrusco di Sorbara 2017
Cantina Paltrinieri is a winery handled by a family for four generations of Sorbara – they have been producing Lambrusco di Sorbara since then. This Mediterranean Ligurian region in Italy is famous for its sparkling red Lambrusco. Said name Lambrusco is made of Italian red wine grape and originates from the Emilia-Romagna region.
This Lambrusco di Sorbara tastes fun and lively with fruity tones – which are similar to rose wine. This sparkling wine has rosy pink hues. This wine has an extensive scent of strawberries that mingles with wild berries, raspberry, and vanilla. All the flavours compounds with citrus, rose petals, grapefruit, and rich spices. The texture is silky, with a perfect balance of fresh acidity. The price per bottle starts at $23.99.
- Mumm Napa Blanc de Blancs
From one of the world’s highly regarded wine production regions – the Napa Valley brings out one of the most exceptional winemaking recognitions to California. Mumm Napa draws out its origin from the Champagne Mumm of Reims, France, that knits its value with unique Napa Valley creating one of the respected wines.
Blanc de Blancs is an exquisite blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The Chardonnay gives out beautiful citrus and bright tones, whereas Pinot Gris adds with enriched stone fruits making the blend rich in taste. The texture of Mumm Napa comes from the Golden apple and citrus x meyeri, which complexity to this sparkling wine. The price per bottle starts at $26.99.
Well, all the best sparkling wines won’t make it on our list. Yet one can get these precious and delicate bubbles for the celebration. One can never know which wine will suit their palate – it’s just part of discovering one’s favourite drinks. Yet don’t underestimate our list!
New Year is just a perfect occasion for gifting and making it for the New Year. Gifting wine for the special person on New Year’s Eve is important too! You can always gift it or make a new toast to it - commemorate to sparkles and bubbles in your way! This New Year celebrates the tradition of toasting to the sparkling wines and opens a new page to new life.
Of course, if you’d prefer something different to ring in the new year, perhaps the premium wines, sweet wines, red wines or even organic wineswill be more to your liking.