Wednesday, September 12, 2007

PINK! Sparkling Wine by Yellowglen (non-vintage)

Who made it: Yellowglen
What varietal(s): Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
Where: South Eastern Australia
Why drink it: It’s fun! Perfect for a girls’ night out or chilling with friends.
Extra, extra: $12, 11%
Serve well chilled.

Bored with the pale bubbly? Give PINK a chance.

Pale salmon pink vino and lots of bubbles give your glass a bit of life. This is a fruit-driven, refreshing sparkly perfect for everyday drinking. You don’t need a special occasion to enjoy sparkling wine, especially when there are plenty of inexpensive options, like this one.

This is a tasty and enjoyable sipper. It’s light, fruity and off-dry with moderate to crisp acidity. It has aromas of strawberry and citrus, with flavours echoing the nose, plus red berries and a hint of fresh bread.

This sparkly has been around since 2003 and, according to its maker, comes from the number one sparkling wine brand in Australia. Look for a dark bottle with vibrant pink lettering—definitely easy to spot on liquor store shelves. Yellowglen also makes a YELLOW sparkly, which I still must try.