A sparkler made from this grape is going to be funky by nature, so don't be shocked by the unconventional aromas of smoked meat, mustard seed and basil. The flavor profile is exceedingly sweet, but the acidity is correct so the balance seems solid. This is a strange wine, a mixed bag of flavor and funk.
Spanish and South American Editor
Reviews wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.
Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. His articles appear regularly in Wine Enthusiast,
where he is a longstanding contributing editor responsible for South America and Spain. Schachner reviews more than 2,000 wines annually for WE
and regularly travels to Chile, Argentina and Spain to keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.