Top 3 Sparkling Wines to Bring in the New Year
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Top 3 Sparkling Wines to Bring in the New Year

If you are the type of person who has Champagne taste, but perhaps not the Champagne budget, let me ease your woes with my top three recommendations for sparkling wine to help you bring in the new year! With all three wines under $25, you’ll be laughing your way out of the wine shop, feeling confident and fancy free.

All of the following wines are big on flavour and elegance with consistent and creamy bubbles, making it perfect for any dinner or party occasion. Happy New Year!!

Tasting Notes

Patrick Piuze Non dosé Méthode Traditionnelle

SAQ: 12999181 $24.20    Agent: La Céleste Levure

This wine has amazing drinkability!  100% chardonnay, it is lively and fresh with an excellent concentration of citrus and apple fruit with subtle yeasty notes adding charm and elegance.  The bubbles are creamy and delicate with a very long and chalky mineral finish.  Absolutely gorgeous.

Freixenet Elyssia

SAQ: 11912494  $18.60   Agent: Elixirs Vins & Spiritueux

Very elegant and structured sparkling wine showing notes of lemon and lime, crushed almonds, with layers of honey and cream.  The acidity is bright and refreshing, and dashes of delicious, salty minerality.  The flavours go on long after the sip is gone. Such a lovely wine.

Bortolomiol Prosecco di Valdobbiadene 2016

SAQ: 10654956  $22.50   Agent:  Maison InVINO

This sparkling wine from Italy has beautiful notes of white flowers, ripe pear, and bright citrus fruit.  Rich and generous, the fruit and brioche flavours are in perfect balance with alcohol, bright acidity and creamy, delicate bubbles.  Long, mineral finish.  Excellent quality for price.