Hovey Isabel Sparkling wine is made from a blend of 100% Chardonnay grapes that are fermented in the bottle, referred to as Methode Champenoise. This classic blend of grapes, often called Blanc de Blancs, makes a sparkling wine with lots of fine textured bubbles.
Our Sparkling wine is very approachable with citrus, pear and floral aromas with a hint of yeast. With the first sip you'll notice the light citrus notes and a soft texture that comes with the fine bubbles. The finish of this wine is well-balanced with a note of grapefruit.
This fruit comes to us from the North Coast with it's cooler nights and wetter climate, this is one of the few varietals we source from outside of Calaveras County.
Hovey Sparkling Wine is fermented using the Méthode Champenoise which refers to a second fermentation in the bottle which gives the wine it unique bubbly nature.
Food Pairing Notes
Anything creamy goes well with our Sparkling wine - think Shortbread cookies, triple-cream brie cheese, scallops or custard tarts.