The next Oscar ceremony is approaching, where champagne will flow like a river, the stars will show off in luxurious dresses, and Leonardo DiCaprio will not receive his statuette again. just the same deserve recognition! The main difference, however, is that the winners of our top were chosen not by sommeliers and academics, but by you! As a result, we got the Top 15 most bought Noble Wine wines of 2015. Who won ?!
Made from Negroamaro grapes, with minimal inclusions of Malvasia Nera and Montepulciano, this is an intense wine, the aroma of which is full of essential notes of plums and blackberries, as well as Mediterranean fruits and leather. Copertino will delight you with its rich and cheerful taste with nuances of almond and black currant.
This wine is made from 100% Trebbiano D’Arbuzzo grapes. After harvesting, the grapes are cooled to zero temperature in special tunnels, and then sent to fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks. The result is an elegant white wine with very intense but pleasant notes of white and exotic fruits in the aroma and fresh taste, full of minerality.
The vineyards of the Roger Belland estate, from which this wine begins, are located near the far south-eastern village of Santenay. As a result of five weeks of vinification, which takes place at low temperatures, a rich and balanced wine is obtained that is easy to drink when young, but at the same time retains great potential for long storage. In the aroma, notes of black currant and cherry are clearly felt, and the taste is juicy and full of silky tannins with tangible notes of chocolate, sweet spices and cherries. The wine will open fully paired with the dish.
A wine in which the Mediterranean profile and the tangible nuances of the Atlantic fight, which gives it a unique, but at the same time quite complex character. In the rich aroma you will find ripe cherries, savory spices, traditional for this region, as well as hints of red berries. There are also berries and spices on the palate, with light hints of fruit and chalky tannins.
A perky and elegant champagne that feels great as an appetizer or the first wine at dinner … White flowers, unripe green apples and notes of lime are clearly felt in the aroma, which go well with the creamy, but at the same time fresh taste of this champagne. Definitely a very expressive wine with a pronounced character that will delight any connoisseur!
This cava is aged in the silence of a wine cellar for 30 months, spending this time in French oak barrels. It has a rich aroma, full of notes of white flowers, bread and nuts. The taste is enhanced by small but very active bubbles with a long, fresh aftertaste.
Wine Advocate magazine, which, incidentally, was founded by the great and terrible Robert Parker himself, called this Sancerre one of the best editors ever tried … Agree – quite a serious compliment. The light aroma, with hints of lemon, tarragon and white flowers, is complemented by a juicy taste with a fairly high acidity and clear notes of fresh herbs.
The vine on which the grapes used for the production of this wine grow is grown without the use of pesticides or any chemical processing – exclusively natural fertilizers are used. The aroma contains light notes of fresh, ripe berries, as well as pepper and black currant. On the palate, like many representatives of the Rhone, the wine is intense, juicy and fruity.
Crémant Blanc de Noirs is 100% Pinot Noir, fermented for 18-20 months in a bottle. The result is an unusually harmonious and soft cremant, ideal both as an appetizer and as a wine for a dish, such as fish or seafood. In the aroma, you will feel notes of minerals, juicy red apple and ripe pears … The taste of this cream is delicate, but does not hesitate to show its intensity and fruity freshness.
Brut Cuvée No. 737 is a beautiful champagne that needs no introduction. You can drink it now or wait a few more years – it will not lose either its aroma or taste. Number 737 is made from grapes of the 2009 harvest with the addition of 30% reserve wine. In aroma and taste, fresh white fruits constantly argue with floral notes, giving this champagne a distinctive texture. No. 737 is a blend of 43% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Meunier and 27% Pinot Noir.
Brut Cuvée No. 738 – more pronounced and stronger than its older brother, this champagne will surprise you with a hollow bouquet of dried flowers, mint, honey and dried fruits.
This vintage comes from a special vineyard called “Clos Marie”. The soil on which the vineyards grow is full of lime, which gives the wine the minirality usually found in Burgundy wines. The aroma contains notes of smoke, grapefruit and lime, while the taste of Clos Marie presents fresh fruity and creamy nuances, complemented by a long aftertaste.
Another member of the top from the masters Raventos i Blanc from sunny Catalonia. Aged for 18 months, with added sugar, this is really a controversial and unusual cava .. However, the winemakers from Raventos themselves refuse to call their creation cava, noting that the drink was made according to the champagne method. The aroma contains notes of white flowers, smoke, pears and apples, while on the palate L’Hereu brings fresh nuances of ripe green apples, minerals and a bit of salt.
Also known as “Heure de Nit”, this light pink sparkling blend is made from 50% Macabeo grapes, 25% Xarel-lo, 20% Parellada and 5% Monastrell. Before reaching store shelves around the world, wine spends at least 15 months in a bottle. The result is a scent saturated with notes of red apples, minerals and smoke. In terms of taste, De Nit behaves very delicately, but has an emphasized juiciness of red berries and minerals. Everything ends with a long, elegant aftertaste. Really decent wine for third place!
The historical roots of the Il Colle winery can be found in 1972, but the true history of this winery, I must say, is a little hazy. According to one version, Alberto Carli, together with his wife Ernesta, bought vineyards in 1972, according to another version, Alberto planted vineyards in 1972 together with Giulio Gambelli, who at one time represented such famous houses as Soldera and Montevertine-Le Pergole Torte.
The aroma of this wine has pronounced notes of dark cherries, sweet spices and vanilla. This Brunello tastes very elegant and juicy, with hints of dark cherry. The finish is elegant and soft, yet persistent.
Our winner! A wonderful white wine, the soft aroma of which is filled with notes of green pear, lemon, white flowers and fresh herbs, which gives it an indescribable lightness! The lightness of the aroma is only consolidated by the fresh and elegant taste, with a long aftertaste.
Interestingly, the wine owes its name to the old Tassarolo oven, which was used to make bricks and which gave the name to the area!