December 29, 2023

Chin Chin! Our top picks to celebrate New Year

By Selection Sauvage
Chin Chin! Our top picks to celebrate New Year

As we bid adieu to the old and welcome the promise of a new beginning, there's no better way to celebrate than with the effervescent charm of sparkling wines - a celebration of life's extraordinary moments.
Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or someone exploring the world of natural wines for the first time, our overview will guide you through a handpicked selection that reflects our commitment to quality, authenticity, and sustainability. Let us help you find the perfect bottle to make your New Year's toast truly memorable.

 
Embark on a sensory journey with La Licorne (Crémant de Limoux) 2022, a collaboration cuvée by Zulu Vins and Domaine Les Hautes Terres from the Limoux region in France. This sparkling white, comprising Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Mozac grapes, enchants with its direct press technique and brut nature profile left on the lees. Discover notes of blossom, green apple, gooseberry, pear, apricot, and orange peel, complemented by the subtle nuances of brioche, toast, almond, and honey. La Licorne promises to elevate your festivities.

Guili Guili, sparkling white from Zulu Vins in collaboration with winemakers Gilles Azam of Domaine Les Hautes Terres and Gilles Troullier of Domaine Gilles Troullier in the scenic Limoux region of France. This blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Mauzac, and Macabeo grapes unveils lively notes of lemon, orange zest, and pear, bruised and dried apple with subtle nuances of almond, hazelnut, caramel, and biscuit. This is a beautifully crafted and truly dry sparkling wine.

Unveil the elegance of Cuvée Royal, a 2019 vintage sparkling Sekt hailing from the renowned Vin De LaGamba, passionately crafted by winemaker Alanna LaGamba in the picturesque Rheinhessen region of Germany. This majestic composition, blending Pinot Blanc and Riesling, captivates with its sparkling allure and a harmonious balance of flavors. At a modest 9.5% alcohol content, Cuvée Royal reveals a refined palate, offering distinct tasting notes of biscuit, creating a delightful interplay with the subtle sweetness of sultana raisin.

Queendom, a 2022 vintage sparkling Rosé from Katla Wines, crafted by winemaker Jas Swan based in Rheinhessen, Germany. This blend of Pinot Gris, Dornfelder, and Riesling grapes unveils a regal hue and a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate. Its vibrant tasting notes include sour cherry, complemented by the luscious sweetness of strawberry and a burst of pomegranate. 

Sassy is an orange sparkling wine, also from the cellars of Katla Wines. The lively blend of Grüner Veltliner, Kerner, Pinot Blanc, and Riesling grapes creates a unique symphony of flavors.  Sassy reveals vibrant notes of zesty orange peel, creating a lively interplay of citrus brightness, complemented by the refreshing essence of crushed apple. A great company to enter the new year.

Raise a glass with Frauen Power Vol 2, a 2022 vintage sparkling Rosé crafted by winemaker Alanna LaGamba in Rheinhessen, Germany. This blend of Dornfelder, Müller-Thurgau, Siegerrebe, Johanniter, and Riesling grapes offers a diverse range of flavors, including blossom, gooseberry tartness, grapefruit zing, and luscious notes of raspberry and red currant. 

Discover the alluring nuances of Pink Fizzy, a 2022 vintage sparkling Rosé born in the Nahe region of Germany. This effervescent blend of Dornfelder and Müller-Thurgau grapes unfolds in a radiant pink hue. A structured elegance, vivid character, and impeccable balance define Pink Fizzy. 

Are you interested in something other than bubbly options? Muskateller, a 2022 vintage wine from Glow Glow's cellars, invites you to discover an interplay of notes, including lychee, the zesty kick of grapefruit, and the citrusy allure of orange zest. Unfolding with delicate fragrances of white blossom and concluding with a subtle hint of white pepper, Muskateller offers a unique character and expressive flavors.

Looking for a no/low-alcohol alternative? We’ve got you covered:

Explore BOUCHE, a non-alcoholic alternative, crafted in Berlin, Germany. This refreshing choice, with an alcohol content of <0.5%, offers a harmonious blend of fermented infusion ingredients, including quince, true meadowsweet, walnut leaves, and blackberry leaves. With its natural oak flavors and a hint of sea salt, BOUCHE is an ideal option for those times when you opt for a non-alcoholic beverage without compromising on flavor.