Wine of the Week-4 Anna De Codorniu Brut Rose-$16.97
Dwight Casimere | 8/23/2018, noon
The name Codorniu is legendary in the realm of Spanish Cavas, which is their version of Champagne. Codorniu is Spain's oldest and largest producer and the wines, produced in the authentic Methode Traditoonalle, are among the finest. So comes the appealingly packaged Anna De Codorniu Brut Rose, moderately priced at $16.97. This delightful pink sparkler is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. The grapes are all hand-picked and estate grown, fermented and aged in the traditional method. The Brut Rose is then aged in the bottle for total refinement. The wine is named for the heiress to Spain's original winemaking family. The sparkling wine inside the bottle is something to be proud of. Well balanced with bursting flavors of fresh-picked summer berries, the essence of fresh strawberries and ripe, red cherries literally assault the nose and the palate. Anna De Codorniu is summer in a glass. Intended for long, languishing afternoons on the patio or on the beach. Take it along for your favorite outdoor concert venue. It will make the music sound that much better.