Sparkling wines are flashy and ooze with glamour. They don’t just look good but also taste great. However, these wines are slightly on the expensive side compared to more traditional types of wine. Fortunately, there are some sparkling wine brands that taste great and also don’t lighten your pocket by much. Here are the top sparkling wine brands that we recommend.
Made in Veneto, the north-east of Italy, Plaza Centro Prosecco is an excellent style of prosecco. The wine is replete with tiny little bubbles, and the soft, lemony fruit offers a fantastically refreshing flavour that works wonderfully well as an aperitif. Just add some bitters, such as Campari, and you have a cocktail that doesn’t look much different from a jewel.
This light Italian wine is bubbly and light, and has a fruity (peach and apple) taste. The I Heart Prosecco comes from a specific region in Italy and is made courtesy the Charmat sparkling technique. During the process, the wine goes through secondary fermentation within stainless steel tanks, which provide the bubbles to the wine.
The Cordon Negro by Freixenet is a popular sparkling wine. It’s made employing the same procedure that one identifies with champagne. This cava, however, is unmistakably unique and is clean, well-balanced and crisp. And this uniqueness can be attributed to the ripe pear, bright citrus and apple flavours used, along with some ginger.
The Codorniu Cuvee is a crisp and fruity sparkling wine. It is spicy and offers apple and citrus notes. The sweetness ranges from medium-sweet to extremely dry. The rich fruitiness gets balanced by the crisp acidity, which makes the wine ideal for socialising, buffets, and toasts. The wine can also effortlessly accompany shellfish, vegetable and fruit-based dishes.
The Canti Prosecco is a white Italian wine with a pale straw colour. The taste would most certainly remind you of flowers and green apples, which makes the wine ideal for consumption with mildly salted dishes, and also to be had as an aperitif or appetite stimulant.
The Ca’Val Valdobbiadene is one of those sparkling wines that tastes better with age. The wine has a light and delicate taste note, with a floral bouquet and crisp, dry finish. This prosecco reflects on the history of its place of birth, Valdobbiadene DOCG area, along with the region’s mild climate and terroir richness.
The Campo Viejo is an austere and noble sparkling cava. The wine is greenish yellow in hue and has golden hints, which gives the wine a starry bright and clear appearance. It smells like complex white fruit and woody aroma. Overall, it’s well-balanced, elegant and fresh with a wonderful final sensation.
The Balfour 1503 is an English wine that appeals to the tastes buds of the people world over. This sparkling wine is made using vintage champagne grapes, which includes pinot noir and chardonnay. Not to mention, the wine is well-balanced and has toasty, classic lemon traits.
This wine is a soft and fruity, fresh blend made by one of the biggest English wine producers. Arguably, the wine’s hallmarks are its well-balanced acidity and gentle floral notes. Typically spending up to three years on lees, the wine has aromas of fresh bread and red apple.
This sparkling wine from New Zealand packs in 100 percent Chardonnay and yeasty goodness. The wine encompasses the special attributes there are to the viticulture and cool climate of the beautiful island country. The Oyster Bay, as a result, is elegant and quite flavour-rich.