Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sofia Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine

I have seen this pink little can in the store for a long time and it was finally time to put it in my basket. At $3.99 the Sofia Blanc de Blanc definitely won't empty your wallet.
This sparkling wine is made from Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscat. The producer is Francis Ford Coppola (the famous movie director with a winery in Napa Valley) and it is named after his almost equally famous daughter, Sofia Coppola.
It was a little but weird, but on the other hand fun, to pour this bubbly from a can into a crystal champagne glass.

It has a pale straw color in the glass and has a lively stream of bubbles shooting towards the surface.
On the nose it displays sweet pear and gooseberry.
The palate shows pear, sweet white floral, and citrus. It is crisp and fresh.

The first thing that came to my mind both smelling and tasting this wine is Italian Prosecco. It is sweet and vivid in flavor, missing the yeasty and earthy components of a champagne.
This sparkling wine is a fun, refreshing, festive option for that casual spring/summer party and will not brake the bank at $16 for a 750 ml bottle.
Give it a try next time you see it and let me know what you think...

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1 comment:

scott said...

Thought this may interest you. Here's a simple recipe with few ingredients, but it looks good, tastes great and it's actually good for you. It's called a Palm Purple martini, but you can trick it out however you want ALSO BY ADDING WNY WINE :4oz Purple 2oz Ketel Citron Splashes of Triple Sec and sour mix. Fill a shaker with 1/2 cup ice. Combine All ingredients; Shake and Strain into a large chilled martini glass This has been a big hit for me when I had friends over (I love to cook and entertain) and I bet anyone would like this. Oh, and Congratulations on your Big Day! (more Purple recipes: http://www.drinkpurple.com/our_product_mixology.htm Have I mentioned that I love this stuff? Lol..