A Glass of Bubbly Picnic
9th July 2020
The weather is right, the weekend is never too far away and the fizz is chilled, it’s time to enjoy a Glass of Bubbly with your next picnic.
Whether you are going out with your family or your loved one, sharing a special few hours together is something you should never turn down, and here to enhance the magical day out are two very special bottles of Sparkling Wine.
We were asked the question ‘What Sparkling Wine pairs best with an Italian Picnic?’ and ‘What Sparkling Wine pairs best with a Great British Picnic?’ by Mogul Matchmakers, so here are our suggestions.
What Sparkling Wine pairs best with an Italian Picnic?
As you are enjoying an Italian Picnic, I would suggest an Italian Sparkling Wine, a Prosecco to be more precise, a bottle from Villa Sandi.
Producing DOC, DOCG and Cartizzes, Villa Sandi has a wide range of Proseccos to enjoy, with one of their traditional method bottles taking home The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Trophy in 2018, this is a Winery you should not easily forget.
If you ever decide to visit Villa Sandi, which I do recommend, you will be met by their famous Palladian-style building which dates back to 1622 and today is Villa Sandi’s headquarters.
Villa Sandi – Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut Millesimato 2018 Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Green fruits, blooms and candy sweets on the aroma.”
Flavour – “A fizzy/zesty masterpiece, the sparkling wine comes alive on the palate with green fruits, apricot and honeydew melon.”
This Bottle of Villa Sandi won a Gold Medal in the Summer Days Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.
What Sparkling Wine pairs best with a Great British Picnic?
A Great British Picnic needs to be enjoyed with a Great British Sparkling Wine, so I’ve chosen a bottle of Camel Valley to enjoy.
This English Sparkling Wine has a great honour, by Command of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, Camel Valley has been awarded the Royal Warrant, which they proudly show on their bottles.
Camel Valley is Cornwall’s largest vineyard, with a whopping 24,000 vines, they are located on the slopes above the River Camel, ex-RAF pilot Bob Lindo and his wife Annie have been producing award-winning wines in Cornwall since 1989.
Camel Valley Vineyard – 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé Brut Tasting Notes
Aroma – “White strawberry, strawberry yoghurt and chewy strawberry sweets with dried raspberry.”
Flavour – “A crisp and alive rosé, ideal for that Summer’s day in the park or garden.”
This Bottle of Camel Valley won a Gold Medal in the Summer Days Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.
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