Douglas Green The Beach House Sparkling Wine – A Sweet and Fruity Holiday Sparkler

Bring the beach to your house this Holiday.

80% Chenin Blanc and 20% Gewürztraminer from Western Cape, South Africa.

SRP of $11 and available for $10. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:

“Lose yourself in the carefree fun and fruity sparkle of the beachhouse. A beautiful uncomplicated bubbly that will lift your spirits and restore your soul with zesty citrus and fragrant floral flavours and aromas best enjoyed ice cold.

8.0% Alcohol”

Today we have another Beach House wine from Douglas Green, a line of wines that we have have found to deliver tremendous value for the dollar. A quick recap of the other Beach House wines we’ve enjoyed to date:

So it was with excitement that we broke open this bubbly for our Holiday Sparklers 2012 series! I was also intrigued by the blend of 80% Chenin Blanc, a variety we’ve been touting to all the Chardonnay lovers out there, and 20% Gewürztraminer. Let’s see how it measures up…

The Douglas Green The Beach House Sparkling Wine begins with a nice but subdued bouquet of citrus and floral (honeysuckle) notes that gains more expression after a few minutes in the glass. Tasting the wine reveals sweet and fruity bubbles featuring lots of lemon/lime, honey, pear and apple with zesty highlights. This wine is sure to be a crowd pleaser and I found it to be a great match for my home made Chex Mix. An added bonus is that at only 8% alcohol you can enjoy a glass with your salty snacks and still freely partake of more wine with dinner. Cheers!

Other wines in the Holiday Sparklers 2012 series:

Also check out the 12 recommended sparkling wines from last year’s series!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 7              Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 7.3

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