At an international conference, a winemaker from Champagne, France overheard Steve complain about the cool summers in Northeast Wisconsin. The French winemaker laughed because in Champagne, they can relate to the cold weather. He suggested that winemakers of the Upper Midwest should make sparkling wine, just as his colleagues had been doing for over 100 years.
Thus, the idea for Sparkler was “sparked!” This rosé sparkling wine is primarily made from Frontenac and La Crescent grapes. Sparkler is the second sparkling wine produced by Parallel 44. While Champagne can only be Champagne if it is grown in that region, this, the 2019 Best Sparkling Wine in Wisconsin, is the Wisconsin version of a Champagne.
This sparkling rosé style wine offers bright, fruit forward expressions of peach and apricot, and finishes with a crisp and refreshing note of pink grapefruit. Pair with soft and creamy cheeses, salty foods like potato chips and popcorn, or spicy dishes.