Tasting Notes: This semi-dry, fruity and balanced effervescent wine is uniquely Wisconsin, just like the word “Bubbler.” Bubbler is smooth with tropical fruit and citrus notes and an easy crisp finish.
Pairing: Pairs well with everyday living, so open a bottle and enjoy some Wisconsin fun! Also enjoy with salty snacks, bold cheeses, chicken, and salads.
Varietal: LaCrescent & Frontenac Gris
Best of Show, 2018 WI Professional Wine Competition
Best of Division, 2018 WI Prof Wine Competition
Finalist 2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge
91 Points 2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge
Gold, 2017 Dan Berger International Wine Competition
Best WI Sparkling Wine, 2015 WI Prof Wine Competition
Best WI Sparkling Wine, 2014 WI Prof Wine Competition
Best of Show, 2014 MGGA International Cold Climate Wine Competition
Parallel 44 first produced Bubbler in 2014. Maria has always been a sparkling wine fan, believing that sparkling wine should be for everyday consumption and not just saved for special occasions. Steve felt that the Upper Midwest could be known for sparkling wine production, since the traditional Champagne regions generally have cooler summers and shorter growing seasons, similar to ours, and therefore produce fruit that is more conducive to sparkling wines due to their higher acidity and lower sugars. Bubbler is made primarily from a blend of Frontenac Gris and La Crescent. The name Bubbler is a play on the Wisconsin use of the term bubbler in reference to a drinking fountain. Bubbler was a term first used by the Kohler Company in reference to a drinking fountain it produced. The term caught on and became a Wisconsin tradition.