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Valdivieso Sparkling Rosé Brut ($13)

Viña Valdivieso dates back to 1879 when Alberto Valdivieso founded Champagne Valdivieso, the first company in Chile and South America to make sparkling wine. Today they continue making sparkling wines and still wines.

This sparkling Rosé Brut from Chile is made of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from the foothills of the Los Andes mountain range. The second fermentation was done in tanks using the Charmat method. 

This Brut Rosé has reddish-orange color and moderate fizz. With its 12% ABV, it is not overly sweet. Its low acidity allows the fruit flavors to come through without being overly bright. This is actually a fairly smooth sparkling wine with delicate fruit flavors on the palate and a light finish.

Serve this one around 48 F (not refrigerator cold) to get the most out of its flavors. Nice by itself, but pairs well with most lighter fare.

Disclosure of Wine Sample Submission:  I received this wine at no cost for review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Sample Provided by Donna White Communications