Tierra Sur Sparkling Wine Brut

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Price: $17.95
Made in: Bío Bío Valley, Chile
By: Santa Alicia S.A.

A Chilean Sparkling with a nice looking bottle (classy label). Loads of orange notes in the nose with some sugars and mild yeast that come out eventually. Very well-balanced taste with some sourness, some dryness, not too much sweetness (except on the lips) and light yeast in the aftertaste. Not syrupy at all, so goes down very well. The yeast does get slightly stronger with time adding hints of nuts, tart. Pricier than most Chilean wines, but a great all-around Sparkling (worth the price).

Rating: 3.8/5

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Cono Sur Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé

imageLCBO#: 365205
Price: $13.90
Made in: Pirque, Chile
By: Vina Tocornal

This Chilean Sparkling Rose is made 100% of Pinot Noir. It does not seem to have much carbonation, from the cap popping to the bigger bubbles in the wine. Mild berry aromas with some sourness and sweetness, but yes, mild overall. The taste starts off sweet with honey notes and some light sourness and dryness. The yeast is pretty well hidden, maybe affecting the carbonation, but some is felt when gases are released. Again, like most Cono Sur products, inexpensive and quite easy to drink. Nothing fancy, but nothing bad for the price.

Rating: 3.2/5