Light up your 4th of July weekend with sparkling organic wine that can take you from day to night. Start off with classic mimosas made with Pizzolato Fields Prosecco and organic orange juice. The prosecco is great alone as well with its sweet aromas of peach candy, apple blossom, under ripe strawberries, and vinaigrette with a lean, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity thin body and a rapid raw almonds and smooth lemon curd finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak.
La Cantina Pizzolato, located in the Veneto region, produces Italy’s number-one selling Italian organic wines. Located in the rich and flourishing countryside north of Treviso, the organic vineyards are situated on the plains and hillsides in this DOC area.
Drink rosé all day with the easy sipping Tarantas Sparkling Rosé, made from 100% Spanish Bobal. It’s a bright ruby garnet color. Aromas of berry and cherry, bubble gum dust, pressed linen, and lemon zest and potters clay with a lively, finely carbonated, dry medium-full body and an interesting, breezy finish with cottony, earthy tannins and no oak. It’s an invitingly sweet wine that’s carefree and fruity.
Pair just about any picnic food or BBQ with the easy-drinking Tarantas Sparkling White, made with a delicious blend of Macabeo and Airen. Straw in color with bright, yeasty, earthy aromas of citrus cream, melon rind, and garden patch. It has a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, crisp green apple and lemon finish with no oak.
“Two of the great merits of sparkling wine is its ability to cleanse the palate and to match up against a wide variety of foods. Even in this version’s softer and gentler, there is a citric tartness that proves this is a great foil for seafood and even fried foods.” WinesfromSpain.com
Both of the Tarantas Sparkling wines come from Bodegas Iranzo, producer of some of Spain’s oldest estate bottled wines in the Utiel-Requena region of Spain.
“Wine with Body and Soul from the Heart of Spain,” The Tarantas brand name and label were inspired by the free-flowing, open art form of Flamenco song and dance of the same name, celebrated in Southeast Spain.
Author: Lisa Bell, Natural Merchants