Summer time is here in Madrid and in the stifling heat what better to drink than some refreshing sparkling white wines, Tomevinos.com clearly agreed with us and arranged a lovely Summer Sparkling Wines taster presided over by colourfulwines.com. We were given a selection of sparkling wines from different countries to compare including a Prosecco, a Cava, a Champagne and a Moscato.
I will be writing up my thoughts on these tastings over the next few days except for the Cava which was an Arts de Luna Brut Rose. This is a wine I have tried before and I concurred with my original tasting notes which can be found here: Arts De Luna Cava.
As always colourfulwines.com made a great comparative selection of wines that gave us a really good sense of the difference between these famous sparklers. Each are made with different grape varieties and use different techniques.
Which is better?
Well that’s down to personal taste. I enjoyed all of them but prefer the dryer varieties so I lean towards Cava and Champagne. Prosecco tends to be sweeter and Moscati is like a desert wine.
Aside from the tastings I will also provide links to some of my favourite wine sites that explain the differences between these sparkling wines.
To start here is a link to a great article by Vinepair.com on the different types of sparkling white wines available in the world of wine.