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Snooth User: itsnoah

Sparkling Pinot Noir

Posted by itsnoah, Apr 28, 2008.

Recently I had a friend who brought some bottles of sparkling pinot noir to a party. They were incredible! Does anyone know where I can find a reasonablly price type of wine?

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Reply by John Andrews, Apr 29, 2008.

I assume you mean a red sparkling wine as a opposed to a sparkling wine or Champagne made from Pinot Noir, correct?

I did a quick search and didn't find a sparkling red, just sparkling wines made from Pinot Noir.

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Reply by Squirt, Apr 29, 2008.

There is one that I know of. It's Codorniu CAVA Pinot Noir. You will find it at most Sam's Club locations

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Reply by Philip James, Apr 29, 2008.

That would be these: http://www.snooth.com/search/codorn...
Although it says they are rose's. Sounds cool, but I've never seen a RED sparkling pinor noir.

You can get sparkling shiraz thats fully red. Its pretty wierd, but i've seen it around a few times.

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Apr 29, 2008.

Also worth a try is Lambrusco -- sparkling red wine from Italy.

http://www.snooth.com/search/lambrusco

As Honda hints at above, there's Pinot Noir in most wines from Champagne, along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.

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Reply by John Andrews, Apr 29, 2008.

I've tried a couple of sparkling shiraz ... I had to get my mind around that it is read but bubbly. Definitely heavier than a 'traditional' sparkling wine but still dry and crisp. Definitely not what you would expect.

A friend of mine has a bottle of sparkling Malbec from Argentina ... wonder what that is like.

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Reply by abithompson, Apr 29, 2008.

Yeah I've racked my brain and I didn't come up with anything but Blanc de Noir to fit the bill here...

I like black shiraz, but I've never heard of a sparkling Malbec - crazy! I'm interested to hear your notes on it if your friend shares it with you!

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Reply by John Andrews, Apr 29, 2008.

If I get a chance to try the sparkling malbec I'll definitely let everyone now.

Unfortunately, I'm not as diligent as Mr. James at getting all my wine reviews up on Snooth. I promise to a better job!

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Reply by Philip James, Apr 29, 2008.

Haha John. I do that in my 'spare time' in the office when no one is looking. Still have about 50 from the Napa/Sonoma trip to write up, so give me a few days. Pretty sure i'll be the first to break 1,000

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Reply by Sung, Apr 29, 2008.

I like the idea of sparkling red, but I worry it'll bring back those awful days of drinking Bartel & Jaymes at an outdoor parking lot.

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Reply by John Andrews, Apr 30, 2008.

This the sparkling Malbec my friend has: http://www.snooth.com/search/Terra+... She's in NYC and I'm Left Coast so I'm not sure I will get a chance to try it. :-)

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Reply by larrychandler, May 2, 2008.

Mumm Napa used to make a sparkling Pinot Noir (not just a sparkler from this grape). Perhaps they still do, but it doesn't seem to be available and hasn't been for a while. I have had some sparkling Shiraz from Australia. It was surprisingly good, though I don't think it's something I could enjoy more than a few times. Perhaps in time I could get used to it. It was close to bone dry too, but tasted as if it should be sweet but wasn't.

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Reply by stephb77, Jan 5, 2009.

I just bought a bottle of sparkling pinot noir from Whole Foods, haven't popped the cork yet, but assume it will be good. Any ideas of how it should be served, the regular temp of reds, or chilled?

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Jan 5, 2009.

Hi Steph,

All Sparkling wine should be chilled before opening. It's not so much a matter of how you prefer your wine, I enjoy fine Champagne at much closer to cellar temp than fridge temp. It's a mater of physics. In order to preserve the sparkle of the wine it's best to calm it down as much as possible before opening the bottle. That means still and chilled.

Once it's been opened you can allow the wine to come to the appropriate temperature. In this case I would guess a cellar temp of approx 60 degrees would be appropriate.

Enjoy the wine and please let us know how it was!


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