Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Sidonia Espumante Special Cuvee Brut Nature
Sidonio de Sousa Espumante Special Cuvee Brut Nature...$16.99
The NV Espumante Special Cuvée Brut Nature is a blend of 30% Bical, 30% Maria Gomes and 40% Arinto (notably heavier on the Arinto here than on the regular NV bottling) that spent approximately 18 months on the lees. It comes in at 12% alcohol. Relatively big and toasty for a young sparkler, with an oxidative touch, this has fine grip on the tight finish. This Bruto Nature has no dosage, of course (that tends to be how it works here and in most of the region), and all that Arinto certainly helps with acidity. It shows good concentration, too. This is very nice and just a bit complex as well as enlivening. It is a fine value as well.
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate