Who knew-that yet there is another delicious reason to celebrate Brazil....this time-it's wines...from established CASA VALDUGA (founded in 1875!)...that has won international acclaim (wine competition- gold medals ) already---yet its offerings are fairly new to North America wine drinkers.
|it was mid-day---never to early for sipping sparking wine-chilled just right.|
|lovely color-fresh tropical fruit/almond taste (70% chardonnay, 30% pinot noir), aged 25 months- does well by itself or paired with all kinds of appetizers/seafood/risottos/cheeses...|
|on the left-the premium BRUT 130 is a distinguished sparkling wine that rivals French champagne and-like those pictured... made similarly-using traditional methods...(including hand harvesting) ...and aging in mature French oak barrels...and than passed on to underground cellar. We loved this...made from chardonnay and pinot noir grapes, remains in yeast autolysis for 36 months...yielding a clear and bright golden color, elegant bouquet---and a full flavor taste with that charismatic aroma of -of course-French champagne. The range of sparkling wines pictured typically retail from $18-$30.|
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PRODUCTS (currently available in NYC/MIAMI)...http://www.casavalduga.com.br/en