Substantive, with complexities on the bouquet, this has a lemon-lime aroma that is dry, chiseled and friendly. It feels tangy, citrusy and crisp, with tangerine and lemon as the key flavors. This is fresh and focused from start to finish. The addition of 15% Chardonnay brings it up a notch.
Another good bubbly from Sonim, this red-colored sparkler is dry on the nose, with cherry and cassis aromas. It feels round and full as it shows off bright raspberry and plum flavors in front of a healthy, smooth finish. Much darker in color than most rosé Cavas.
Dusty lemon and cidery aromas are solid and draw you in. The palate has a fresh, clean feel and lively, tangy flavors of citrus, green fruits and green herbs. Zesty, a bit lemony, and nice on the finish. Not a complicated bubbly by any means.
Contrary to the fresher and more focused 2009 Brut Nature from Sonim, this bubbly shows stalky corn and acrid aromas along with apple and green herb notes. There’s some elegance to the palate but overall it’s tart and limited, with strong citric acids and only a hint of yeasty stuffing.