Sparkling Wine Cricova, Prestige Brut Methode Traditionnelle
A classical champagne blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Over 3 years bottle fermentation creating elegant notes of brioche, sunflower seeds and so much coveted complexity in this age-worthy sparkling. 12.5% alcohol.
Medium bodied, complex nose with nuances of age, exquisite fine bubbles.
Light straw yellow in colour. Complex nose with fresh notes of aged yeast, followed by baked bread, sunflower seeds and almonds at the back. Rich and structured on the palate, the sensation is harmonious with persistent fine bubbles. Impressive balance and moderate alcohol. The ideal food companion.
Fresh oysters, seafood, poultry, veal.
Moldova, Central Region, vineyards which earned their reputation for impressive white grapes.
4 years, bottle fermentation and maturation.
Methode Champenoise, Methode Traditionnelle, Bottle Fermentation - are terms used to describe the oldest and most respected sparkling wine process. Manual riddling (remuage), degorgeage are carried out in the last stages of the winemaking process.
Cricova winery is using the best free-run juice from manually harvested grapes for its Methode Traditionnelle sparkling. We did have the opportunity to taste it! The grape juice is of premium quality, purity and aromatics. It translates into a solid sparkling which have caught the attention of wine lovers and critics internationally. Certainly an unexpected and pleasant surprise from this region in South-Eastern Europe. 'Decanter' wine magazine regularly recognizes Cricova and often rewards their efforts with medals.