Wine Find: Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut

Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut

April 07, 2010|By Michael Dresser | Baltimore Sun reporter

This well-made, dry sparkling wine comes from the giant Spanish producer Freixenet. I'm not a big fan of Freixenet's cheaper white sparkling wines, which I find too earthy, but this wine was spot-on and a good value. It's a deep pink color — very attractive — and its feel on the palate is crisp and clean. There are appealing mineral and cherry flavors, with a lingering finish. You won't mistake it for Champagne rose, but it comes in at about one-third the price, so that can be forgiven.

Elyssia Pinot Noir Brut

From: Spain

Price:$18

Serve with: Ham, salmon, hors d'oeuvres, caviar

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