Saturday, December 19, 2009
COPPOLA SOFIA BLANC DE BLANCS 2008
The Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs 2008 is a rather unique sparkler. Made from a blend of Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Muscat, this wine is remarkably vibrant and floral in the nose, with loads of peach, apricot and white flowers rising up from the glass. Now, I know what you are thinking. This wine is going to be sweet. However, this sparkler is done in an Extra Dry style, with minimal residual sugar. There are a lot of honeysuckle, pineapple and apricot notes, and this wine, as the winery describes, is indeed reminiscent of a Prosecco. Done in the Charmant, or bulk method, the Champagne fans may scoff a bit at this bottle, but it is actually a pretty nice sparkler for the price. I would definitely give this one a try.