What’s in a Sparkling Wine Name?

17th June 2020

Sparkling Wine with Names

There are few Sparkling Wines that put names on their labels, so when you find one that matches your name, you are automatically going to want to taste it.

These bottles can come from all over the world, for example, Jordan has come here from Austria, Claudia has traveled all the way from South Africa and Victoria is visiting from Slovenia.

I remember enjoying a bottle of Victoria with a friend of the same name, it was a wonderful surprise to her and made the moment that much more memorable, it’s just like listening to a song with your name in it, like Jolene by Dolly Parton, Hey Jude by The Beatles and Oliver’s Army by Elvis Costello & The Attractions.

Victoria

This 2010 Sparkling Wine is from the region of Podravje in Slovenia and was brought to us by the Vina Kauran winery.

Victoria is a name known by many, especially in England, with two Queens bearing the name with honour, it only makes sense when you find out what the name means.

Coming from the Latin Language, Victoria in Latin translates to Victory, and to add even more to this great name, Victoria was also the name of the Roman Goddess of Victory.

Vina Kauran – Victoria 2010 Tasting Notes – “Alive with flavours of yellow stone fruits, prune, floral and a touch of sweet citrus.”

This Slovenian Sparkling Wine won a Silver Medal in the Fireworks Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

Jordan

This Sparkling Wine is from Austria, run by Simone Jordan, the Jordan Wine Estate create a range of wines, from whites, reds, sparklings and rosés to indulge in.

Jordan is not just a name, it is also a country in the Middle East and a shoe brand, but what’s the meaning behind the name?

The name comes from the Hebrew Language and there are two meanings behind it, the first is ‘one who descends’ and the second is ‘to flow down’, it is nice to find out what a name can mean, this is something that can really help in choosing a name for a newborn.

It is possible that the first person to be called Jordan lived in Italy during the Roman Empire.

Jordan is now a unisex name, meaning that it can be given to either a boy or a girl, it originally started out as a male name but has grown in popularity as a girl’s name as well.

Weingut Jordan – Black Edition VeltinerSekt Brut Tasting Notes

Aroma – “A light, fresh aroma of green fruits.”

Taste – “Light green fruits with a touch of citrus on the palate.”

This Austrian Sparkling Wine won a Bronze Medal in the Light & Fruity Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

Claudia

This Sparkling Wine is from South Africa, and the winery that created this bottle is Domaine Des Dieux.

Started by ‘two wine lovers with a dream’ in 2002, it was with hard work and dedication that in 2006 their vines were ready and then in 2010 they released the first bottle of their Claudia Sparkling Wine after 3 and a half years on the lees and 1 year on the cork, I have the 2013 bottle here.

In my opinion, Claudia is a lovely name, with there also being a song called Claudia, which was a song by FINNEAS just last year (2019), but the meaning behind the name is not so lovely, Claudia in Latin means Lame.

Claudia also could have originated out of ancient Rome, it was a common girl’s name that is still popular today.

Domaine Des Dieux – Claudia Brut MCC 2013 Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Ever so slight burnt toast, melted (anchor) butter with oaky and brioche notes.”

Taste – “An elegant expression of well aged bubbles, including yeasty, yellow stone fruits with slightly burnt toast and citrus in the length. A lovely 2013 Vintage.”

This South African Sparkling Wine won a Silver Medal in the Vintage Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.

Oliver Walkey

Oliver Walkey

Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.