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Sparkler Door 44 Winery

SPARKLER

$19.99/BOTTLE

Tasting Notes: This semi-dry sparkling rosé wine offers bright, fruit-forward expressions of strawberry and raspberry and finishes with a crisp and refreshing notes of pink grapefruit.

Pairing: Pairs with creamy cheeses, salty foods like potato chips, popcorn and French fries, and a great complement to spicy foods such as Mexican or Asian dishes.

Varietal:          La Crescent & Frontenac
Appellation:    Wisconsin
Vintage:          2018
Alcohol:           12.2%
RS:                  Semi-Dry

Award Highlights:

Best of Division, 2019 WI Professional Wine Competition
Double Gold, 2018 WI Professional Wine Competition
Gold, 2017 Indy International Competition
Best Wine of WI, 2017 Wine Is WI Wine Competition
Best of Class (Sparkling), 2017 Wine is WI Wine Competition
Double Gold, 2017 Wine is WI Wine Competition
90 Points, 2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge
Double Gold, 2016 WI Professional Wine Competition
Best Wine of WI, 2016 WI Prof Wine Competition
Best of Division, 2016 WI Professional Wine Competition

At a conference, a winemaker from Champagne, France heard Steve complain about the cool summers in WI. The French winemaker laughed when he heard this and stated, “Wisconsin summers are actually warmer than they are in Champagne.” He suggested that the winemakers of the Midwest start doing what they have done in Champagne for 100 years and make sparkling wine. This conversation ‘sparked’ Steve’s idea to make sparkling wines, and that idea has come to fruition with “Sparkler.” This rosé style sparkling wine is primarily made from the aromatic Frontenac and La Crescent grapes. Steve believes that both our sparkling wines are great examples of the potential in Wisconsin to create sparkling wines that are fresh, lively, and flavorful. It is Steve’s dream that one day sparkling wines from Wisconsin will rival those of Champagne, France.

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